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"Army Signals Through the Years" and related articles on Signal Corps. Army Info Digest 18 (May 1963): pp. 40-77.Per(Soldiers).

Bergen, John D. "Military Communications: A Test for Technology." Wash, DC: US Army Center of Military History, 1986. 515 p.DS557.7C6B47.SigCorps & VN War.

Hall, Chester A., Jr. "Signal Corps Technical Intelligence: A BriefHistory, 1940-1948." Typescript monograph, Signal Corps Training Center, Camp Gordon, Georgia 22 July 1949. 39 p., 12 appendices. UA34H35.1949b.

Maslak, Michael. "Signalman's Odyssey." Military Intelligence:Its Heroes and Legends. Arlington Hall Station, VA: US Army Intelligence and Security Command, 1987. pp. 133-161. UB250.3M557.Radio intercept work of Philippine det, 2d Sig Serv Co., plus their evasion and escape from Japanese.

Scheips, Paul J. "Signal Corps Orange." Military Affairs XXI (Fall 1957): pp. 138-140. Per. Heraldic info.

Signal Corps Bulletin, 1925-1940. Per. U.S. Army. Signal School. Historical Sketch of the Signal Corps,1860-1928. Ft. Monmouth, NJ: 1929. 129 p. UG573U52.

_________. "Traditions of the Signal Corps." Draft, 1959. 266 p. UJ23A55, RefColl.

U.S. War Department. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. Signal Corps Information Letter. Quarterly, 1934-1941 (Nos. 1-25). continued Dec 1941 (No. 1) to Dec 1944 (No. 37) as monthly and became Sig Corps Technical Info Ltr. PerColl.



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Billings, John D. Hardtack and Coffee: Or, the Unwritten Story of Army Life. Williamstown, MA: Corner House, 1973. pp. 394-408. E607B592.

Brown, J. Willard. The Signal Corps, U.S.A. in the War of the Rebellion. NY: Arno, 174, orig pub 1896. 710 p. E608B87. Cummins, Edmund H. "The Signal Corps in the Confederate States Army." So Hist Soc Papers 16 (1888): pp. 91-107. E483.7S76v16.

Fischer, Benjamin F. Papers. 2 bxs. Arch. Official corresp, biography, and misc items cover his service w/SigCorps. Captured & escaped from Libby prison, 1863-64.

Glassford, William A. "Historical Sketch of the Signal Corps, U.S. Army." Journal of Mil Service Inst of US 12 (1891): pp. 1325-1328. Per. Grand Army of the Republic. Dept of Ohio. Fred D. Jones Post, No.

401. G.A.R. War Papers. Vol 1. Cincinnati, OH: Post, 1891. E464G72v1. See pp. 23-29 for "The Signal Corps, U.S. Army" by Samuel Bachtell and pp. 284-292 for "With the Signal Corps" by Frederick H. Alms.

Lord, Francis A. They Fought for the Union. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole, 1960. pp. 88-92. E491L89.

Milliken, Morton E. "He Created the Signal Corps." Army 23 (Jan 1973): pp. 32-38. Per. Albert J. Myer during the war.

Myer, Albert J. A Manual of Signals: For the Use of Signal Officers in the Field, and for Military and Naval Students, Military Schools, Etc. NY: Van Nostrand, 1866. 398 p. UJ153M93.

O'Brien, John E. Telegraphing in Battle: Reminiscences of the CivilWar. Scranton, PA: Raeder, 1910. 312 p. E60802.

Plum, William R. The Military Telegraph During the Civil War in the United States...and the Federal and Confederate Cipher Systems.... 2 vols. Chicago: Jansen, McClurg & 1882. E608P73.

Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors Hist Soc. Personal Narratives of Events in the War of the Rebellion: Being Papers Read Before the.... Providence, RI: Society, various dates. E464R47. See Ser 5, No 9 and Ser 6, No 3 for "Reminiscences of the Signal Service in the Civil War" by Henry Spurr Tafft.

Scheips, Paul J. "Union Signal Communications: Innovation and Conflict." Civil War History (Dec 1963): pp. 399-421. Per.

Siemsen, Stephen. "The 'Aerial Telegraph': A Brief History of the Signal Corps in the Civil War Era." Military Images 11 (May-Jun 1990): pp. 22-26. Per. Society of the US Mil Telegraph Corps. Annual Report, Anniversary of the Founding of the Corps. NY, 1883. E608S68.

Taylor, Charles E. The Signal and Secret Service of the Confederate States. Harmans, MD: Toomey, 1986, orig pub 1903. 27 p. E608T39.

Thompson, George R. "Civil War Signals." Mil Affairs 18 (Winter 1954): pp. 188-201. Per.

_________. "From Wigwag to Telegraph." Army Info Digest 11 (Jan 1956): pp. 34-39. Per(Soldiers).

U.S. Signal School. Historical Sketch of the Signal Corps (1860-1928. Fort Monmouth, NJ, 1929. 129 p. UJ23A55. See pp. 9-24.

U.S. Veteran Signal Corps Assoc. Roster of Signal Corps, U.S.A. 1861-1865. Stoneham, MA, 1910. 48 p. E608U6. Also 1913 ed.

The U.S. Veteran Signal Corps Association Including a Partial Roster of the Corps During the War, with a Brief Resume of Its Operations from Aug. 14, 1861 to March 14, 1862. West Medford, MA: n.p., 1884. 52 p. E608U82.

U.S. War Dept. Official Reports on Signal Operations, Including Balloons, During the Civil War. Wash, DC: GPO, 1899. 90 p. E608A35. Reprinted from Ser III, Vol III, Official Records of War of Rebellion.

_________. Premlinary List of Officers and Enlisted Men Who Serv@ on Signal Duty During the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1866. Wash, DC: Signal Office, 1891. 32 p. E608A2.

Wilson, William B. A Glimpse of the United States Military Telegraph Corps and of Abraham Lincoln. Harrisburg, PA: Meyers, 1889. 20 p. E608W75.



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Davidson, Orlando R., and others. The Deadeyes: The Story of the 96th Infantry Division. Wash, DC: Inf Journal Press, 1947. pp. 222-223. 05-96-1947, UHRm.

Thompson, George R., and Harris, Dixie R. The Signal Corps: The Outcome. Wash, DC: OCMH, 1966. pp. 288-300. D769A533v6pt5v3.

U.S. Army. 7th Infantry Division. "Operation Report, Ryukyus Campaign." Report, HQs, US Army Forces, Middle Pacific, 8 Oct 1945. pp. 55-57. 05-7-1945, UHRm.

_________. Tenth Army. "Tentative Operations Plan I-45, Operation Iceberg." HQs, Tenth Army, dated 23 January 1945. Annex 10, 6 Jan 1945. D767.99045U5.

_________. "Tenth Army After Action Report, Ryukyus, 26 March to 30 June 1945. HQs, Tenth Army, 3 Sep 1945. Vol I. Chap 11, Sec XII. 03-10-1945v1, UHRm.

_________. 96th Signal Company. Signal Communique: Victory! Wash, DC: Inf Journal Press, 1946. 28 p. 1201-96-1946, UHRm.


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Thompson, George R., and Harris, Dixie R. The Signal Corps: The Outcome. Wash, DC: OCMH, 1966. pp. 347-348. D769A533v6pt-5v3.

U.S. War Department. Signal Corps Field Manual-Organizations and Operations in the Corps, Army, Theater of Operations, and GHQ. FM 11-20, Nov 1940. pp. 43-65.

_________. Signal Operations in the Corps and Army. FM 11-22, Jan 1945. pp. 45-46. FM. "Radio Intelligence Operations." Signal Corps Technical Information Letter No. 34, Sep 1944. pp. 9-10 & 23. Per.



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Signal service units should not be confused with the Signal Intelligence Service, an organization created in 1929 after the forced closing of Herbert Yardley's famous Black Chamber. It was the SIS descendant organizations, specializing in radio interception and cryptoanalysis, that broke the German and Japanese codes of World War

II. However, signal service units did have intelligence sections. The teams in that section covered the following functions: traffic analysis, translation, and cryptographic production, distribution and repair. See:

Allen, Robert S. Lucky Forward: The History of Patton's Third U.S.Army. NY: Vanguard, 1947. pp. 56-57. 03-3-1947/3, UHRm. Signal Intell Service at Army level.

Disney, Peter R., and Loader, William F. All Present and Accounted For: A History of the 3196 Signal Service Company. Leghorn, Italy, Aug 1945. p. 3. 1201-3196-1945, UHRm.

Hawkins, John, Hawkins, Ward. History of the 835th Signal Service Battalion, 1942-1946. n.p., 1946. p. 1. 1202-835-1946, UHRm.

Lewin, Ronald. Ultra Goes to War. NY: McGraw-Hill Book, 1978. pp. 28-29. D810S7L43.

Shackford, Charles, ed. Line Up: 3186 Signal Service Battalion. n.p., 1945. pp. 1, 19, 93. 1202-3186-1945, UHRm.

Sherwen, Donald S. The Persian Coridor. Hicksville, NY: Exposition, 1979. 232 p. 1201-833-1979, UHRm. See index on 833d Sig Serv Co.

Thompson, George R., and Harris, Dixie R. The Signal Corps: The Outcome. Wash, DC: OCMH, 1966. 720 p. D769A533ypt5v3.

U.S. War Dept. Signal Service Organization. Table of Org & Equip 11-500, Sep 1944. 112 p. TOE.