Clear and Present Danger

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May 4
Maj Eckert
The Guerillas
are now in sight.
There is not a
guard of any kind
left here, or near
here. Citizens have been
here, and seen how we
are situated, and have
doubtless given infor-
mation, and we will
not remain undis-
turbed tonight. Even
the Rail Road men
have been ordered to

Just because telegraph operators worked in offices doesn’t mean they were completely removed from the action. The operators were expected to remain at their posts even when, as in this instance, their guards had abandoned them and the enemy was approaching.

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