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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Military Telegraph Operators in Richmond.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06738.07 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: Richmond., VA Type: Photograph Date: 1865 June Pagination: 1 albumen ; 18.2 x 23.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Negative by T.H.O. Sullivan; positive by Alex Gardner, 511 Seventh Street, Washington. 11 men grouped between pine trees in front of two tents. Seven of the men sit on chairs, while four stand behind them. A small dog occupies a director's stool at the left of the picture. The men have been identified as: (left to right) 1. Dennis Doren, Superintendent of construction. 2. L. D. McCandless. 3. Charles Bart. 4. Thomas Morrison. 5. James B. Norris. 6. James Caldwell. 7. A. Harper Caldwell, chief cipher operator. 8. Maynard A. Huyck. 9. Dennis Palmer. 10. J. H. Emerick. 11. James H. Nichols.

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People: Emerick, J. H
Doren, Dennis
McCandless, L. D
Bart, Charles, fl. 1865
Morrison, Thomas
Norris, James B., fl. 1865
Caldwell, James
Caldwell, A. Harper
Huyck, Maynard A
Palmer, Dennis
Emerick, J. H
Nichols, James H., fl. 1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesTelegraphCodes and SignalsPets

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