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Lincoln in the telegraph office

recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps during the Civil War

by David Homer Bates

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Published by Century Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865,
    • United States. Military Telegraph Corps,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Statementby David Homer Bates.
      ContributionsAlfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE457.15 .B32
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 432 p.
      Number of Pages432
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6989150M
      LC Control Number07032385
      OCLC/WorldCa283308

        This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. As the Civil War raged, President Abraham Lincoln spent many hours in the War Department's telegraph office, where he received all his telegrams/5(17). The Telegraph in the Civil War. During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and the Union Army War Department set up their own telegraph office to communicate. Many of these telegrams were written in code to keep the Confederate Army from intercepting and reading messages. Thomas T. Eckert was head of the War Department’s telegraph office and kept.

      Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War by Tom Wheeler, HarperCollins, , pages, $ Other than the time he spent at the Executive Mansion, President Abraham Lincoln spent more hours in the War Department’s telegraph office than at any other place during the Civil War.   Lincoln in the Telegraph Office by David Homer Bates, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(17).

      Recollections of Abraham Lincoln has often been cited for its firsthand testimony about key episodes and incidents, including at the phantom-like train trip to Washington in , a visit to Charleston during the secession crisis, and Lincoln’s foreboding dreams.   Sidney Blumenthal. Sidney Blumenthal is the author of All the Powers of Earth, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln , A Self-Made Author: Eric Cortellessa.


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Lincoln in the Telegraph Office, originally published inshows 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 /5(8).

Read the book Lincoln in the Telegraph Office, by David Homer Bates,chapters IV and V to learn about the "Cipher-Codes of the North and the South." DANGER IN BATTLE FIELD TELEGRAPH OPERATING: During the war there occurred in the line of duty more than three hundred casualties among the operators -from disease, death in battle, wounds, or.

Lincoln in the Telegraph Office, originally published inshows 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.

David Bates was one of the boys. From he was the manager of the War Department telegraph office and a cipher (code) operator. In this intimate and interesting book, first published inBates relates what it was like working alongside Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton (Secretary of War).4/5(3).

Lincoln in the telegraph office: recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps Lincoln in the telegraph office book the Civil War by Bates, David Homer, b. Pages: Lincoln in the telegraph office; recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps during the Civil War, Contributor Names Bates, David Homer, Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress).

Lincoln spent a great deal of time in the War Department telegraph office and this memoir is written by one of the "boys" who interacted with the 12th president on a daily basis. It's too bad this book has been forgotten and overlooked for decades/5. 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.4/5(2).

(The telegraph office had previously been located in two other locations in the same building, but General George McClellan had his own telegraph service at his headquarters in ) The office gave Mr.

Lincoln an opportunity to write and think in peace as he waited for telegrams to arrive and be deciphered – as well to socialize in a. One of the young telegraph operators, David Homer Bates, wrote a fascinating memoir, Lincoln In the Telegraph Office, decades later.

Lincoln In the Telegraph Office For the first year of the Civil War, Lincoln was barely involved with the military's telegraph office.

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 are many Lincoln 4/5(2).

Lincoln in the Telegraph Office: Recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps During Civil War by Bates, David Homer; Rawley, James A. [Introduction] and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This time the entry is 'Lincoln's Stories Told by Him in the Military Telegraph Office,' recorded by one of the Listeners, David Homer Bates, and the book is a mate to 'Lincoln in the Telegraph Office,' which years ago established Mr.

Bates with the reading public as an attractive writer and accurate historian. 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 Brand: UNP - Nebraska. Tom Wheeler talked about his book Mr.

Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War, Febru Open Phones. Lincoln on the Verge tells the story of America’s greatest president and the obstacles he overcame, “The election of Abraham Lincoln is a fixed fact. The telegraph made known the disastrous result almost before the expiration of the day on which the contest took place.

running from the telegraph office. Released on: Ap   As Wheeler recounts in his book, when Lincoln took office the White House had no telegraph connection. The invention's technical applications were in.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Lincoln in the telegraph office by David Homer Bates,Century Co. Pages: A LINCOLN BOOK.; LINCOLN IN THE TELEGRAPH OFFICE. Recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps During the Civil War, By David Homer Bates.

He was not a private or even a general. Rather, he was a telegrapher. If you saw “Lincoln,” you may remember President Abraham Lincoln, in the telegraph office next to the White House, waiting for hours on end for the latest battle news–ever hoping for a victory, even receiving news of defeat.

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 /5(2).Get this from a library!

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