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    Civil War Union Telegraph Regarding Need for Guarding of Telegraph Lines. One page, 7.75" x 9.75"; Cherrystone, September 20, 1862. A notice requesting guards to protect the telegraph lines: "Since troops withdrawn from Line persons have been tampering with wire. To-day some one cut pole down and cut wires up thereby causing delays... Have asked Genl Lockwood for more guards..." Henry Hayes Lockwood headed a brigade that was charged with protecting the telegraph lines from Hampton Roads all across the Delmarva Peninsula, a critical task to the war effort.

    Condition: File holes at top, with toning and two pencil annotations. Slight smudge to operator's signature.


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