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Posted By: David Winfred Gaddy on: 10/12/2005 22:17:25 EDT
Subject: Post-Civil War Heliograph

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John Shook's 8, 9 Oct msgs prompt this one for those interested in the SpanAm period and the heliograph. The fol web site has a reprint of an interesting article on the use of the heliograph in the 1880s by the Army in Arizona (Nelson Miles and his SigO LT Glassford), describing the network of stations and the manning, equipment, etc. This signal system was used in monitoring and persuing Geronomo. The Manse instrument ref'd and similar models, once set up and "locked in" with the rcvg sta, were hand-keyed to send line-of-sight Morse code visually. (Picture in back of Brown.)
http://www.reel-one.com/glassford.html
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