Thomas Dolan telegraph messages, 1861-1863.


Thomas Dolan telegraph messages, 1861-1863.

A collection of about 275 telegraph messages, in pen and pencil, sent in 1861-1863 by Thomas Dolan, military telegrapher, and preserved by him. Most of the messages were written by various generals, including 9 from Major General Ambrose E. Burnside, 7 from Major General Daniel Butterfield, 8 from A.V. Colburn, 6 from Brigadier General D.N. Couch, 23 from Brigadier General Samuel P. Heintzelman, 24 from Major General George B. McClellan, 103 from Major General Fitz-John Porter, 11 from Brigadier General John F. Reynolds, 9 from Brigadier General Edwin Vose Sumner, et al. There are also copies of 51 messages sent or received May 4-5, 1863, relating to the battle of Chancellorsville.

0.25 linear feet (1 box)


SNAC Resource ID: 7771265

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