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Stager, Anson (1825-1885) Cipher for telegraphic correspondence

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06233 Author/Creator: Stager, Anson (1825-1885) Place Written: Various Type: Manuscript Date: circa 1861-1865 Pagination: 28 p. : docket ; 14.6 x 9 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed book with manuscript annotations indicating classified code words. The book lists code words for telegraphs, the actual words they correspond to are written by hand. Book was printed for the years "1861 & '62" but contains note on the cover page reading "O.C. Hatton, Cumb Gap Tenn Feb 20th 1865." Annotations in the text could be from any time between the book's publishing and the end of the war. Book printed by Stenger, annotations possibly by Hatton.

Background Information: Anson Stager was the superintendent of government telegraphs in all departments during the Civil War, and was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers for valuable services. Also the superintendent of Western Union.

People: Stager, Anson, 1825-1885

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesCodes and SignalsTelegraph

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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