--The State has been pretty well spanned by the telegraph wire, and it will not be long ere every division of the army in Virginia
will be in immediate communication with the Capital
With the army on the Potomac
, on the Peninsula
, and at Norfolk
, the electric wires have served a most useful purpose, and they are now being extended towards the army in the West
; a consummation which has been devoutly wished.
Not only this, but field telegraphs are stationed at convenient localities, and our ingenious electricians will lay wires for submarine operations, if they shall be found necessary.
In this connection we may state a fact which shows how we are getting along in manufactures hitherto claimed exclusively by the North
The first complete set of telegraphic instruments ever made in Virginia
has been completed at the sewing-machine
factory on Cary street, and is now in operation at the Danville depot
, and several more have been ordered from the same establishment.