Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Albert J. Myer” in chapter 22 of John D. Billings, Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life:
...o; but I will begin at the beginning, and present a brief sketch of the origin of the Signal Corps.
The system of signals used in both armies during the Rebellion originated with one man — Albert J. Myer , who was born in Newburg, N. Y. He entered the army as assistant surgeon in 1854, and, while on duty in New Mexico and vicinity, the desirability of some better method of rapid communication than tha...
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