Signal Corps Association Reenactors Division (SCARD)

Discussion Forum

Signal Corps Association Primary Web Site
[ Back to the listing ] [ Post Reply ] [ Help ] [ Search ]
[ List All Forums ]

Posted By: Dave Gaddy on: 06/03/2010 12:29:17 EDT
Subject: RE: Benj. Fisher's Libby Prison Escape

Message Detail:
Ref Walt's info about the Benjamin Franklin Fisher (1834-1915) Papers at Carlisle Barracks. There are two boxes of his papers, 1848-1984 (bulk being 1848-1908) at the US Army Mil History Institute at Carlisle. (See the link below, or back-track a search of AHEC via Google.) They do not circulate. Also with them is an inventory/finding aid developed by Col. David S. Kyle, USA (Ret.), who is perhaps (in addition to Dr. Rebecca Raines of the Army's Center of Mil History) best living source on history of the US Army Signal Corps insignia, etc.

According to on-line info, Fisher's collection includes "key settings" (perhaps for the wartime signal disks) and SigC info of the 1862 period, as well as his prison experience and escape. Col Fisher became chief for a period and resigned from the Army in 1866 as Bvt Brig Gen, to practice law in PA. Perhaps Col. Kyle's inventory might be obtained for our archives, if not already on file or otherwise available on the 'Net.

Message Link:

Message has a link
View Parent Message
Follow ups:

Post a follow up message
NAME:
EMAIL:
SUBJECT:
Type your Reply here:
NOTIFY ME: Yes No
This posting is a:
Comment
Question
Idea

Don't Agree
Challenge
Heads-Up!

Need Feedback
Meeting Request
LINK URL:
LINK TITLE:
IMAGE URL:



Message Search
Search ALL Forums
Filter Messages
Show messages for past days.
Name Search
Type in a full or partial name
Keyword Search
Enter keyword(s) you want to search for separated by a space.

Match Case?
Match ALL Keywords
Match ANY Keyword