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Civil War Battlefield & Command Communications

Printing Department, Army of the Potomac, c. 1863

Printing Department, Army of the Potomac, c. 1863

Washington, DC
Saturday, January 26, 2013

Historians consider the developments in battlefield and command communications over the course of the war. They discuss the portable printing press and the telegraph, and explain how these devices were used by Union and Confederate leadership. This event was part of a symposium on Technology and the Civil War hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:21am (ET)

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