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Re: The signal corps

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  • dmercado@worldnet.att.net
    ... fire control--for the batteries at Moccasin Point which were shelling the Confederate positions on Lookout Mountain s lower slopes during Hooker s assault
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 30, 2001
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      --- In civilwarwest@y..., josepharose@y... wrote:
      > Thomas' signal corps also introduced, from what I've heard, indirect
      fire control--for the batteries at Moccasin Point which were shelling
      the Confederate positions on Lookout Mountain's lower slopes during
      Hooker's assault on the 24th.<

      Joseph,
      General Thomas also knew the value of his topographic specialists.
      Here is a quote from one of them (J.W. Donn):

      "Our status in the Army of the Cumberland was very different from
      what it was in the Army of the Potomac. Maj Genl Geo. H. Thomas Cmdg
      the Army of the Cumberland issued a general order giving Coast Survey
      Officers on duty in his Department the assimilated rank of Captain
      which entitled us to the same consideration and privileges enjoyed by
      other Officers."
      Ref: http://www.history.noaa.gov/tales/cgs/donn.html
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