Guide to the William K. Applebaugh Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0638
Creators:
Applebaugh, William K.
Dates:
1857-1926
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:
The papers document the life and career of William K. Applebaugh, and his activities as a telegrapher during the U.S. Civil War.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Archival materials documenting the life and career of William K. Applebaugh, and his activities as a telegrapher during the U.S. Civil War.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into two series.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1846-1926
Series 2: Printed Materials, 1857-1874

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Telegrapher during the U.S. Civil War.
Sergeant in Co. F, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry on September 18, 1862, Applebaugh was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant of the 161st PA Regiment on October 29, 1862, then Sergeant Major of the 16th PA Cavalry on June 20, 1863. On January 6, 1864, he was assigned to the U.S. Military Telegraph Service by General Halleck, and while serving as "1st Engineer" at Headquarters of the Army of the James, Sergeant Major Applebaugh became familiar with all the new electrical equipment developed to improve field communications. Immediately following his discharge on May 27, 1865, he was employed by Western Union and gained rapid advancement in the telegraphy profession

Administration
Author
NMAH Staff
Custodial History
Found in collection by Division of Information, Technology and Society, Electricity and Modern Physics (now the Division of Work and Industry) collections.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Division of Information, Technology and Society, National Museum of American History.
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Preferred Citation
William K. Applebaugh Papers, 1857-1926, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Related Materials
Materials at the Archives Center
Western Union Telegraph Company Records (AC0205)

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Letters (correspondence) -- 1850-1900 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Telegraphers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century. Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Military telegraph Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Communications Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 1840-1940 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives