Lincoln In The Telegraph Office: Recollections Of The United States Military Telegraph Corps During The Civil War

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Published in 1907, these are David Homer Bates recollections of his time serving as the manager of the War Department Telegraph Office and all the time that Abraham Lincoln spent there during the Civil War.
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Lincoln in the telegraph office; recollections of the United States military telegraph corps during the civil war

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Published in 1907, these are David Homer Bates recollections of his time serving as the manager of the War Department Telegraph Office and all the time that Abraham Lincoln spent there during the Civil War.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781484010655
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/4/2013
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,266,989
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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  • Posted February 7, 2010

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    Did you know Lincoln wrote "crazy-grams" or that he was almost with Grant at Appomattox?

    I found this book quite delightful, with all kinds of little stories about Lincoln and his interactions with the telegraph operators. It is an extremely unique book and should be read if you're into Lincoln. It would rate higher but the book does ramble on with a few unnecessary diversions. An Editor today could really tighten this up. Its a quick read and well worth it. I received a Nook for Christmas and used that to download it (free) from the B&N website and read it electronically. The ebook version has some very minor problems with the text and figures but it is a straight scan from the 1907 published version and those small problems did not annoy me or detract from the overall text. This process also makes far more books accessible and I applaud Google & B&N for making this possible.

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