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Posted By: Walt Mathers on: 08/06/2009 18:09:54 EDT|
Subject: RE: Readying Our Lines for 150th Series
You have some intriguing thoughts.
We agree that contacting Active-Duty Army Signal Corps Units in the area and the U.S. Army Signal Museum at Augusta is a must. We ought to consider giving equal opportunity for naval participation too.
Coordinating support/sponsorship/participation can, nowadays, be orchestrated by cyber-committees. Please stand by for following msgs on this line and thanks for being one of the first groups to volunteer.
We have so many options available to us in the District of Columbia, it's almost unreal. You mention AJM's personal telescope at Fort Gordon. Were you aware that a regulation glass (one from Jas. W. Queen) is at another museum just 10 to 15 miles outside of DC?
The Smithsonian has a number of items from the USMT as well as Beardslee machines and the navy yard has Coston articles too.
Fort Myer has a museum across the Potomac and their curator might be prevailed upon to gather in such articles as would be of a representative to our event.
The Army Center for Military History has a group of flags in their possession and Dave Gaddy may know of contacts at the Museum of the Confederacy would be willing to 'show the flag' so-to-speak, on a number of fronts.
Did I mention that there are various institutions of higher education where lodging might be secured? There are even some re-created or restored 1860's barracks along the Potomac which could be made available for our use. At this point, everything is on the table.
Good post - lots of thought.