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Posted By: Walt Mathers on: 12/10/2002 14:56:01 CST
Subject: Pack Saddle Tree for Pay'g Out Telegraph Wire?

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The image looks somewhat close to what I found in John Emmett O'Brien's 1910 work entitled: "Telegraphing in Battle" where a man was leading a pack mule. Upon the mule's back was a pack saddle rigged so as to carry and pay out telegraph wire from a spool fitted sideways across the saddle. The style of saddle pictured above was known to be a type used by both armies during the Rebellion. The O'Brien image is from the Century Magazine probably during the latter part of the century.

Regardless of what type of pack saddle was used for the improvision of the wire spool carrier, the saddle shown above could likely have been used to carry signal supply panniers (wicker or wood-framed canvas baskets).

Best Regards,
Walt

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