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Confederate Signal Corps Memorabilia on display Saturday at Settlement

This a replica of a Confederate Cipher Cylinder used to break coded messages.  Several replica rifles were also on display.Visitors to Saturday’s Archaeology Day, held at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown, got a treat when they discovered a unique display of items connected to the Confederate Signal Corps. The Signal Corps performed tactical communications during the Civil War, including “wig-wag signaling” which was accomplished during daylight hours with a pair of red and white flags tied to a hickory stick. The collection was brought to Blountstown by Lionel Young, coordinator of the NW Florida Living History Association in Marianna.


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September 16th, 2011


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