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  • Bob Huddleston
    Another neat use of the internet! Take care, Bob Judy and Bob Huddleston 10643 Sperry Street Northglenn, CO 80234-3612 303.451.6376 Huddleston.r@comcast.net
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      Another neat use of the internet!


      Take care,

      Bob

      Judy and Bob Huddleston
      10643 Sperry Street
      Northglenn, CO 80234-3612
      303.451.6376 Huddleston.r@...

      ...the greatest and the noblest man of the last century was Abraham
      Lincoln.Though America was his motherland and he was an American, he
      regarded the whole world as his native land.

      Mahatma Gandhi, August 26, 1905

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      Subject: RESOURCE: Governor Oliver P. Morton Telegraph Book Website

      From: Towne, Stephen [mailto:setowne@...]
      Subject: Governor Oliver P. Morton Telegraph Book Website

      I wish to bring to historians' attention the new Governor Oliver P.
      Morton Telegraph Book website
      http://indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu/Telegraph/. Morton, Indiana's Governor
      during the American Civil War, collected many thousands of his telegraphic
      messages in 16 volumes. These volumes have now been scanned and posted to
      the internet. Scholars can now search the telegraph books to find
      correspondence between Morton, his staff, and important political and
      military leaders throughout the North during the Civil War. These
      correspondents include President Abraham Lincoln, Secretaries of War Cameron
      and Stanton and War Department officials, congressmen, governors of
      neighboring states such as Yates, Dennison, Tod, Brough, Bramlette, and
      Johnson, and Generals Grant, Rosecrans, Buell, Halleck, Scott, Hooker,
      Sherman, and others in the field.
      Morton's significant correspondence with Indiana unit commanders in the
      field is voluminous.

      Many messages in the Morton telegraph books cannot be found elsewhere.
      Morton's staff recorded sent and received messages on facing pages of the
      books, making it easy to connect messages sent back and forth
      between correspondents.

      The website is easy to use and search. Instructions for searching the books
      are prominently shown. The Interactive Timeline showing the coverage of the
      individual volumes is an especially useful tool for
      researchers to navigate the website.

      The Governor Morton Telegraph Book website is the product of collaboration
      between of the Indiana State Archives and the IUPUI Digital Libraries Team
      of the IUPUI University Library.

      Stephen E. Towne
      IUPUI Special Collections and Archives
      Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis [mailto:setowne@...]
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