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The First Situation Room

  • Aired: 11/19/2013
  • Rating: E
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier — not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his high-tech command center: the War Department Telegraph Office. The internet of the 19th century, the telegraph gave Lincoln new powers to reshape leadership and wield personal control across distant battlefields.
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The First Situation Room
The First Situation Room
Explore how Lincoln used the telegraph to turned the tide of the Civil War.
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