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Signal Corps represented at re-enactment

September 13, 1997

A wooden portable tower and three soldiers sent and received messages between troops during the Civil War, the U.S. Signal Corps demonstrated.

One man directed another man waving a white flag emblazoned with a red square. The third watched troop movements with binoculars, said Michael Culp of Kalamazoo, Mich.

When Culp got involved with re-enacting as a hobby, he started as an infantryman, then he joined an artillery group.

"I'm not as young as I used to be," said Culp, 46, a former teacher of first- and second-graders.

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