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Object Name Wire
Catalog Number 0985.07.00174
Description Six wire filaments twisted and coated with a rubber substance (probably vulcanized rubber). The wire is exposed at each end and the rubber substance, believed gutta percha, is cracked and brittle.
Material metal/Rubber
Dimensions L-3 inches
Owner Regiment 9th Battalion Mississippi Sharpshooters, Co. B
Event Battle of Chickamauga
Provenance "A piece of telegraph wire which was used by [Union] General [William] Rosecrans at the battle of Chickamauga - the temporary style. Captain Thomas Brownrigg cut it with his sword and brought a portion of it away."

"A piece of telegraph wire, constructed and used by Gen. Rosencratz on the battlefield of Chickamauga; cut by Capt. Brownrigg of Mississippi Sharpshooters."
People Rosecrans, William Starke
Brownrigg, Thomas
Search Terms Battle of Chickamauga
Chickamauga Campaign
Subjects Communications
Telegraph
Telegraph lines