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Beardslee Patent Magneto-Electric Field Telegraph Machine

 In the Peninula Campaign of 1862, a new machine was used to communicate between Union forces. The Beardslee Patent Magneto-Electric Field Telegraph Machine. What a mouthful, huh? Seen here at the left, two Beardslee machines are connected for a demonstration. It required no battery, instead using a hand-cranked generator. What trouble they must have had if the […]

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Civil War Signaling

Waiting for their orders, the signal corps keeps their camp at the ready. Signaling flags lean quietly against the canvas walls of the tent. The flags are large and clearly marked, and even though the signal corps that is ready to receive their message has binoculars and will keep their eyes trained on the brightly […]

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