Lincoln in the Telegraph Office

Lincoln in the Telegraph Office

by David Homer Bates

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Overview

Given the amount of time that Abraham Lincoln spent in the telegraph office of the War Department next door to the White House, it is unfortunate that there are no photos of him there. But we have this fascinating account of his time there. During times of crisis, tension, and victory, Lincoln spent hours and hours in the company of his "boys" in that office.

There are many Lincoln anecdotes you will not read anywhere else and they help to complete a view of this extraordinary president.

David Bates was one of the boys. From 1861-1866 he was the manager of the War Department telegraph office and a cipher (code) operator. In this intimate and interesting book, first published in 1907, Bates relates what it was like working alongside Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton (Secretary of War). He also discusses the codes and methods used during the Civil War to transmit important messages.

One of the unsung heroes of the American Civil War was Major Thomas Eckert, who was in charge of all military telegraphic operations. Greatly trusted by both Lincoln and War Secretary Stanton, Eckert was employed in many very important actions during the war.

For the first time, this long-out-of-print book is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149372355
Publisher: Big Byte Books
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 859,860
File size: 458 KB

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