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Posted By: Pete on: 12/11/2004 19:57:47 EDT
Subject: RE: Re.: Kennesaw Mtn Sig Sta Being Saved

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From the September 12, 1864 report of Lieutenant Samuel Edge, Acting Signal Officer, 15th Army Corps

"June 14, moved to the front of Kenesaw Mountain, and established two stations of observation. Lieutenants Edge, Worley and Allen occupying one, and Lieutenants Weirick and Fish the other, received several contraband messages of considerable importance, which were transmitted with promptness to Major-Generals McPherson and Logan. June 15, occupied the same stations; received several contraband messages, all of which were transmitted to the generals. Lieutenant Weirick directed the firing of the First Minnesota Battery, Captain Clayton, by the aid of his glass, which resulted in blowing up a caisson and knocking off one wheel of a gun. June 16., occupied same stations and gave important information to the generals. June 17, Lieutenant Edge noticed the enemy making movement indicating an evacuation, and reported the same to the generals; also assisted, with the aid of his glass, the firing of two batteries. June 18, the enemy had evacuated their works. Lieutenant Edge went to the front and received two contraband messages and handed them over to Major General W. T. Sherman, who was standing on the spot. Our batteries then drove the rebel signal officers off the mountain, and there has not been a rebel signal station seen by any officer in the department since."

Source: OR, Series 1, Volume 38, Part 3, pp. 120-121

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