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FC: The Telegraph Lane Aultman

1: The Telegraph: the telegraph is a device that sends a long distance messages with electric pulses. The pulses are short or long marks using a special code, usually the Morse Code.

2: The Morse code is the code used to send messages. The Morse Code was created by Samuel F. Morse in 1836.The messages could be sent internationally and also very fast. They were sent over telegraph lines, undersea cable, and radio circuits.

3: In 1837 William Cooke and Chareles Wheatstone started inventing electric telegraphs. In 1880 George May Phelps invented the Phelps Electro-Motor Printing Telegraph, which used a keyboard to send the messages.

4: What did the telegraph do in the civil war? | The telegraph warned the soldiers in the civil war where the enemy was. Someone would hide in a barn or any where close to a telegraph line and use the the telegraph to give battle tactics and warnings.

5: How large or small of a part did the telegraph have on the civil war? | The telegraph had a very large part in the civil war. People communicated with each other talking about battle plans and the enemies locations.

6: Who benefited from the telegraph during the war? Who did not benefit from the telegraph during the civil war? | Soldiers in the civil war benefited from the telegraph. They could be told where the enemies were and battle plans.The opposing side did not benefit from it. Because it was hard to hide because there location was was always revealed.

7: What if the telegraph would have never been around during the war? | If there wasn't a telegraph a lot more people would die. Because the main reason the telegraph was used in the war was to warn the soldiers war the troops were.

8: Would life have been different during the civil war without the telegraph? | LIfe would have been different without the telegraph. You could not make convenient long distance messages without traveling long distances which could take a week or more. You would not be able to make urgent emergency messages because it would take very long for someone far away to receive the message.You would not be able to send urgent battle plans or reveal enemies location without revealing yourself

9: Is the telegraph still around today? | The telegraph is rarely ever used in present times. It is now mainly used for distress signals or for display.

10: "Telegraphy". Wikipedia. 27 May 2010 . | Bellis, Mary. "The History of the Telegraph and Telegraphy". About.com. 26 May 2010 . | Citations | Casale, John. "Telegraph-History". Antique Wireless Asscociation. 26 May 2010. . | "Electric Telegraph". Wikipedia. 27 May 2010 .

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