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The availability of the telegraph service facilities for national - defense purposes also is seriously affected by the condition of financial insecurity in the industry which in some measure rests upon unnecessary duplication .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce


ISBN: LOC:00186794564

Category: Telegraph

Page: 530

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J ] ; quickly , I take the liberty of suggesting that the telegraph lines be returned to the two telegraph companies at once , as authorized by the Presidents . proclamation , which states that you shall be at liberty to relinquish " in ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Post Roads



Category: Government ownership

Page: 438

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a centralized military telegraph bureau in Washington . He called Stager to his side , made him superintendent of military telegraphs , and he in turn placed management of operations in the hands of Thomas T. Eckert , who later became ...

Author: David Homer Bates

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080326125X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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As the Civil War raged, President Abraham Lincoln spent many hours in the War Department's telegraph office, where he received all his telegrams. Morning, noon, and night Lincoln would visit the small office to receive the latest news from the armies at the front. The place was a refuge for the president, who waited for incoming dispatches and talked while they were being deciphered. David Homer Bates, one of the first military telegraphers, recollects those presidential visits during times of crisis. Lincoln in the Telegraph Office, originally published in 1907, shows history in the making and personalities at their most unguarded: Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, Andrew Carnegie, General George McClellan, and many others. The reader is with Lincoln at the scene of dramatic tidings: of the Northern disasters at Bull Run, of Meade's victory at Gettysburg, of Grant's capture of Richmond. Lincoln wrote the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation at the telegraph office, and from there the news of his assassination was relayed. Wartime human-interest anecdotes, the wonder of the new technology, the unraveling of ciphers and codes, conspiracies and rumors, a heightened sense of onrushing events, the tragedy of Good Friday 1865-all are conveyed in this classic of Lincolniana. Introducing Lincoln in the Telegraph Office is James A. Rawley, Carl Adolph Happold Professor Emeritus of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His works include Turning Points of the Civil War, also available as a Bison Book.
1995-01-01 By David Homer Bates

Further , speaking in one sense , there is virtually no difference whether the telegraph receipts be credited to the Government through their own telegraph department , or through the telegraph department of the railway company .

Author: Charles C. Adley


ISBN: OXFORD:600018461

Category: Telegraph

Page: 86

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... 4 The American System 5 The Struggle for Standards 6 Telegraphers and Regulators Conclusion 147 31 55 81 103 120 Notes Bibliography Index 151 181 189 This page intentionally left blank The train and the telegraph Contents Contents.

Author: Benjamin Sidney Michael Schwantes

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421429755

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Complicating the existing scholarship by demonstrating that the railroad and telegraph in the United States were uneasy partners at best—and more often outright antagonists—throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, The Train and the Telegraph will appeal to scholars of communication, transportation, and American business history and political economy, as well as to enthusiasts of the nineteenth-century American railroad industry.

When a telegraph is connected with a railway system , the officials engaged on it have extended to them the privileges of a free conveyance within its limits . Clerks are supposed to devote the whole of their time to the service ...

Author: R. BOND (of London.)


ISBN: BL:A0018313343


Page: 68

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A Complete Record of the Inception, Progress, and Final Success of that Undertaking : a General History of Land and Oceanic Telegraphs : Descriptions of Telegraphic Apparatus, and Biographical Sketches of the Principal Persons Connected ...

Author: Charles Frederick Briggs

Publisher: New York : Rudd & Carleton


Category: Cables [Submarine ]

Page: 255

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The Bell System has contributed nothing to the building up of a universal telegraph service , merely furnishing equipment for the more prosperous telegraph users who supply operators and messenger service . It was within the province of ...



ISBN: UCAL:$B632621



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The whole of this instrument is inclosed in a box , and the axis of C , which rises through the top of the box , carries a solid brass wheel G , having handles corresponding to the letters of the alphabet , and signals of the telegraph ...

Author: Laurence Turnbull


ISBN: HARVARD:32044056200454

Category: Telegraph

Page: 276

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But as it was found that a telegraph of this kind , though excellent for short distances , was not so suitable for long ones , a modification was adopted , in which the power required was greatly diminished , and the delicacy of the ...

Author: Laurence Turnbull


ISBN: BL:A0020508408

Category: Telegraph

Page: 186

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