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U.S. Army Signal Corps established

Federal Government and Politics, iconic image
06/01/1860
Congress funds a new signal section of the U.S. Army, providing $2000 and authorizing one signal officer. Former assistant surgeon Albert James Myer takes the post with the rank of major. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 30.

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