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Special Dispatch
Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: January 7, 2013
Caption: Special Dispatch
Additional Description: War-time communication before the advent of telegraph or railroad was challenging -- and painfully slow. In 1813 the U. S. Postal Service established a post at Point Lookout to monitor British movements. Couriers on horseback traveled daily to Washington D. C. A special courier, dispatched on August 17, 1814, warned of the British Fleet moving up the Chesapeake. Illustration by Gerry Embleton
Submitted: January 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p230814
File Size: 1.277 Megabytes

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