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Re: CS Signal Corps in the Maryland Campaign

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  • eighth_conn_inf
    Dave, Thank you for clearing that up; it makes sense now. Perhaps when you write about the signal corps for both sides during the Maryland Campaign you will
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      Dave,

      Thank you for clearing that up; it makes sense now.

      Perhaps when you write about the signal corps for both sides during
      the Maryland Campaign you will include telegraph communications also?

      Larry

      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "flagflop" <dwgaddy@...> wrote:
      >
      > Larry,
      > Sorry to be late responding, but just returned from two weeks away.
      > Dr. Freeman was wrong. (How that does pain me to say it!) But he
      was
      > the victim of mis-identification stemming from the OR editors. At
      > Second Manassas, the signalman serving Lee, by transmitting the
      query
      > to Jackson, was the same man who was serving Jackson during the
      > investment of Harper's Ferry the following month. After a long time
      > trying w/o success to identify "Capt. Bartlett," I went after the
      > original of Bartlett's HF report in the National Archives. Mike
      > Musick tracked it down, filed with the Second Manass report. Since
      it
      > was a report from "the signal person," that person was first ,is-
      > identified as "the signal officer." Then he became "Captain." Etc.,
      > etc. The name was published and indexed incorrectly compounded by
      the
      > incorrect rank. (In contemporary and post-war narratives, the rank
      > was also erroneously stated by H.K. Douglas and Imboden.) But (as
      > Brian has indicated in the introductory material to Antietam on the
      > Web), the individual was a detailed private. (He may, by 1864 have
      > been integrated into the "regular" signal corps as a Signal
      Sergeant,
      > but I can't yet confirm that. He was killed that summer.) That's
      the
      > story in a nutshell and "off the top."
      > Dave Gaddy
      >
      > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "eighth_conn_inf"
      > <eighth_conn_inf@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Dave,
      > >
      > > I just noticed a passage in Freeman's "R. E. Lee" vol. 2 pg.
      331:"
      > > Lee turned to his signal officer, Captain J. L. Bartlett, who had
      > > established his station near headquarters, and had him flag to
      > > Jackson...." also found in OR, vol. 12, pt. II, 562-3.
      > >
      > > You had mentioned Bartlett in your GM article.
      > >
      > > Larry F.
      > >
      >
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