FW: RESOURCE: Governor Oliver P. Morton Telegraph Book Website
- Another neat use of the internet!
Judy and Bob Huddleston
10643 Sperry Street
Northglenn, CO 80234-3612
...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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Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 3:50 PM
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
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@...]