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Posted By: Walt Mathers on: 08/20/2006 00:16:51 EDT|
Subject: Wire Messages Well Beyond Kennesaw Mtn.
This shocking despatch is being provided by an associate at another forum which he obtained from the OR's, and which he also found amazingly asinine. He says:
"Halleck riding Rosecrans about what would seem to be small matters. The guy who is running an army, no less, is called to task for spending money on telegrams. Is there any possibility it was actually extravagant in those days? My emphasis below."
From OR Series 1 - Volume 23, Part II, Page 256
Again, you telegraph continually about matters that require no immediate action or reply, and which might be communicated through the mails without any delay or injury to the public service and WITH GREAT SAVING TO THE PUBLIC TREASURY.
Signal Corps Association (1860-1865)