Statistics for occurrence #1 of “George A. Ellsworth” in chapter 1.38, section c.1.38.25, page 113 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
...fy the pursuing and environing Federals he resorted to the telegraph, a resource that had often served him on former daring expeditions.
Attached to his staff was an expert telegraph operator named George A. Ellsworth , whom the men called Lightning.
Having cut a wire, Ellsworth would connect his own instrument with the line and take off the dispatches.
If none of interest came his way he would place himself in...
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