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Posted By: Dave Gaddy on: 06/22/2009 08:18:02 EDT
Subject: RE: Re-enact'g Intelligence Chiefs & Their Supports

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Wow! That's the sort of kudos that makes you feel both humbled and proud at the same time. By coincidence, last evening I was reading Capt. Taylor's report to CSO Fisher at the Washington, DC, Signal Office, recounting signal service to Sherman's column en route through SC to NC. He noted that (conventional) signaling in support of the troops had been virtually nil because of two factors -- the flat coastal terrain of their route -- few natural elevations for line-of-sight comms, and the rapid movement of the troops (understood to have prohibitted the time and effort to build towers or establish fixed lines of comms). So what did they do to justify their existence? "Whatever was useful." SigO's offered their services as ADC's to the generals, their men as runners and couriers. Rare "down time" was spent drilling the sig men to maintain and improve their skills. (One of them, you may remember -- reenacting his service yourself in Raleigh "once upon a time" -- was later to send the message from the dome of the NC capital, announcing the end of the war for those men.)

It might be cheering to tired and frustrated modern signal-men reenactors if you and Mark compiled and posted such commendations and words of appreciation as those expressed by Charlie Clark -- much as Myer took pains to do, to advertise a service that promised service. And delivered.

3-3-3 (End of this morning's sermon.)

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