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Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Steve T. Phan to continue his discussion of Fortress Washington. You can find his first post here. In the late afternoon of July 21, 1861, Captain Barton S. Alexander, U.S. Army Engineers, described … Continue reading
After thoroughly impressing President Lincoln with the ability to gather and transmit intelligence from the air, Thaddeus Lowe was granted funding to start producing hot-air balloons for the Union Army. He named the first balloon Union.