telegraph during the civil war in the United States, with an exposition
of ancient and modern means of communication, and of the federal
and Confederate cipher systems;aloso a running account of the war
between the states was written by William Rattle Plum and published
in 1882 as a set of two volumes running approximately 800 pages.
Here are some
sample images of various pages taken from the books and a copy of
the title page of Volume 1 of this two volume set.