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President McKinley's "War Room"

President McKinley's "War Room"

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Library of Congress

President McKinley's "War Room"

Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1898.

McKinley used this telegraph room as his "War Room" during the Spanish American War. Maps recorded the movements of troops and supplies with pins. Benjamin F. Montgomery, seated at the telegraph table to the left, was in charge of the top-secret communications room.

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