|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.|
|Owner Regiment||9th Battalion Mississippi Sharpshooters, Co. B|
|Event||Battle of Chickamauga|
"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."
Rosecrans, William Starke
Battle of Chickamauga