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Lincoln's Flying Spies: Thaddeus Lowe And The Civil War Balloon Corps

Lincolns Flying Spies Thaddeus Lowe

Boyds Mills Press

MPN: FBA-|322472
ISBN: 1590787196
Author: Gail Jarrow

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On June 1, 1862, Thaddeus Lowe floated a thousand feet above a fierce Civil War battle raging just outside the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. Using Civil War photographs and major sources including Lowe's papers in the Library of Congress and the writings of Confederate and Union soldiers Jarrow reveals the dangers, personality clashes, and other challenges faced by the nation's first air force. The aeronauts counted rebel soldiers, detected troop movement, and directed artillery fire against enemy positions. Lincoln's Flying Spies tells the exciting story of Lowe's efforts to organize the Balloon Corps and supply valuable intelligence for the Union army, even following the balloons became targets of Confederate shooters and saboteurs. Lowe's message was transmitted to the War Department in Washington a hundred miles away, where President Abraham Lincoln read his flying spy's good news with relief. From the wicker basket dangling under his silk hydrogen balloon, the aeronaut telegraphed a message to Northern generals on the ground: Union troops had been finally driving back the Confederate forces. For two years in the course of the Civil War, a corps of balloonists led by Thaddeus Lowe spied on the Confederate army.


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