Posts By: John Lee

  • Civil War, U. S. History

    Civil War telegrams

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    In only its second decade of regular use in the United States, the telegraph became a critical tool in carrying out the military efforts.  President Abraham Lincoln was particularly adept at utilizing the telegraph on the Union side. This small collection of four telegrams are representative of the thousands of telegram messages sent by military officials… Read more »

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    What is historical ephemera

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    Historical ephemera include transitory materials from the past that were intended to have a one-time or temporary use. We can learn much from studying about the past using historical ephemera. Most of the ephemera that we have today were kept because they represent something significant to us. Personal ephemera, such as memorabilia, can provide an authentic… Read more »