Mistake, Mistake, Mistake

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Recd Apl 8th 1862
Head quarters army Potomac front of
Yorktown April seventh mistake mistake mistake

We’ve all had those days, when it seems like the easiest thing to do is just give up. This message was sent out on April 7th, 1862, and gives the definite impression that the sending or receiving operator had a case of the Mondays. (Or, if you’re feeling less charitable, it could be a commentary on General George McClellan’s campaign.)

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