U.S. Army Signal Corps established

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.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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Personal
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