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Posted By: Ray Wemple on: 06/02/2009 11:53:10 EDT|
Subject: RE: Baltimore - DC: USMT or WU?
Thanks for that very interesting information in detail. I will set that aside on my hard drive and hopefully be able to retieve it when more questions come up.
I think the initial question concerning the telegraph during the war (CW) was whether or not it was controlled by the individual companies, e.g., WU or AT, etc. of completely under the control of the USMT. It was my understanding that it was under the total control of the USMT. However, Dave Gaddy aptly pointed out otherwise. Civilian telegraphs were on the WU or AT or whatever company form and the USMT telegraphs obviously on the USMT form. That I can understand, but I thought the presidents move to what I call "Federalize" the system meant govt. control of all the individual companies under the title USMT. Obviously, I was incorrect.