Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Telegraph” in chapter 21 of Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A.:
...at short range with shrapnel and canister, and I ordered the line to retire a short distance, which it did in good order, taking up another position.
In this manner we continued to retire along the Telegraph road from point to point, taking advantage of favorable portions of the ground to make a stand until the enemy ceased to pursue.
I then ordered General Barksdale to take position at Cox's house, ab...
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