OFFICE U.S. MILITARY TELEGRAPH, WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, JULY 31, 1866. | D.H. BATES, ASSISTANT MANAGER, DEPARTMENT OF THE POTOMAC; CHARLES A. TINNER, CHIEF OPERATOR, WAR DEPARTMENT. ALBERT B. CHANDLER, CIPHER AND DISBURSING CLERK, WAR DEPARTMENT. A.H. CALDWELL, CHIEF OPERATOR, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. DENNIS DOREN, SUPERINTENDENT OF CONSTRUCTION, DEPARTMENT OF THE POTOMAC. FRANK STEWART, CIPHER CLERK, WAR DEPARTMENT. GEORGE W. BALDWIN, CIPHER CLERK, WAR DEPARTMENT. RICHARD O'BRIEN, CHIEF OPERATOR, DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA. GEORGE D. SHELDON, CHIEF OPERATOR, FORTRESS MONROE, VIRGINIA. M.V.B. BUELL, CHIEF OPERATOR, DELAWARE AND EASTERN SHORE LINE. JOHN H. EMERICK, CHIEF OPERATOR, ARMY OF THE JAMES. | GENTLEMEN: I HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED BY THE SECRETARY OF WAR TO PRESENT TO EACH OF YOU ONE OF THE SILVER WATCHES, WHICH WERE PURCHASED AND USED TO ESTABLISH UNIFORM TIME IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, MARKED "U.S. MILITARY TELEGRAPH," AS AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE MERITORIOUS AND VALUABLE SERVICES YOU HAVE RENDERED TO THE GOVERNMENT DURING THE WAR, WHILE UNDER MY DIRECTION, AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY TELEGRAPH.| IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS, AND I WILL TAKE THIS OCCASION TO THANK YOU, FOR MYSELF, FOR YOUR FAITHFUL PERFORMANCE OF THE IMPORTANT TRUSTS WHICH HAVE BEEN CONFIDED TO YOU IN THE VARIOUS CAPACITIES IN WHICH YOU HAVE SERVED, AND ESPECIALLY AS THE "CIPHER OPERATORS."| YOURS, VERY TRULY, ______________ ASST. SECRETARY OF WAR, AND SUP'T. U.S. MILITARY TELEGRAPH.

[Washington: 1866]. 1, [3 integral blanks] pp, folded. Lightly age toned, light spotting. Two horizontal folds [splits along folds]. Fragile, Good. Item #25861

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