The Huntington Library is offering the general populace the opportunity to help de-code and transcribe thousands of Civil War telegrams.
From the website RealClearLife.com: "A California library wants your help in sifting through, transcribing,
and decoding thousands of Civil War–era documents. The Huntington
Library has launched a crowdsourcing project to attempt to crack 15,971
Civil War–era telegrams—including 100 to and from President Abraham
Lincoln himself. The telegrams zigzagged between the president, his
Cabinet, and officers of the Union Army. Approximately one-third were
written in unbreakable code, one so complex that the Confederate Army
was never able to crack it."
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