Intelligence forwarded by wig-wag: Signal Stations as Observation Posts

Consider this exchange of messages filed by Captain Lemuel Norton’s signal stations on February 24, 1864: Pony Mountain, February 24, 1864–10.40 a.m. Captain Norton: A brigade of infantry moving down in direction of Morton’s Ford. Bartley. —– Headquarters Army of the Potomac, February 24, 1864. Lieutenant Bartley: Watch that brigade closely. How far from Morton’sContinue reading “Intelligence forwarded by wig-wag: Signal Stations as Observation Posts”