Civil War Post Master General Reports

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Reference Code: IE-MA-PMG
Dates: 09 June 1922 to 28 March 1925
Creator(s): The Office of the Postmaster General; Regional Postmasters; the Central Telegraph Office; Ministry/Department of Defence; Commander in Chief; Chief of Staff
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium: 5 archival boxes containing 32 files.
Access: Open to the public
Language: English

This collection, from during and after the civil war period, contains reports and correspondence, from the Postmaster General’s Office, Regional Postmasters, and Postal Engineers.

The reports were sent to the Ministry of Defence concerning Anti-Treaty forces’ efforts to disrupt the postal system in Ireland during 1922, 1923 and 1924. This included raids on post offices, the waylaying of mail vans and postal staff, the theft of post, and the damaging, or destruction, of telegraph and telephone lines and equipment.

The Ministry of Defence then forwarded the reports on to the military authorities, as the Postmaster General requested that investigations into the various attacks on the postal and telegraph and telephone services be undertaken by the military at the local level. As a result, the collection also contains correspondence between the Commander in Chief, the Chief of Staff and General Officers Commanding the various Commands during that time period.


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