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Q: Civil War and Signal Core using WigWag flags ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Civil War and Signal Core using WigWag flags
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: thadc-ga
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Posted: 31 Mar 2006 11:03 PST
Expires: 30 Apr 2006 12:03 PDT
Question ID: 714059
What is the longest distance one message was sent by the signal core
during the Civil War using wigwag flags? How long did it take the
message to travel that distance? I've heard messages were sent from
Savannah, GA to DC and NY
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Subject: Re: Civil War and Signal Core using WigWag flags
From: redfoxjumps-ga on 30 Apr 2006 01:32 PDT
Telegraphs were available then. 

Signal flags don't work well at night or in fog or rain.

With relays any distance is possible.

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