How Did the Armies Communicate during the US Civil War?

The US Civil War occurred during a technological revolution. The armies relied on tried-and-true means for communication (flag movements, bugle calls, and the spoken word), as well as revolutionary new technology (hot-air balloons and telegraphs.)

Ranger Amanda Cox from the James A. Garfield National Historic Site explains how the armies gathered and shared intelligence while on the field.

Our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Ranger David Lintern will discuss a Union General with Lake County ties. We will be meeting in person at our Main Branch! We look forward to seeing you here. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

Finally, if you’re interested in Civil War history, several talks in our series can be viewed online in their entirety, including:

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