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The war of the aeronauts : a history of ballooning during the Civil War.

Evans, Charles M.

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ISBN 10: 0811713954 / ISBN 13: 9780811713955
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Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2002. Hardcover. Dustjacket. x, 358 pp. Contents : A Yankee Aeronaut Behind Confederate Lines. -- A Brief History of Early Ballooning -- The Great Transatlantic Quest -- Creating an Army in the Air -- Early Operations -- The Union Army Balloon Corps -- The Battle of Egos -- Disillusioned Aeronauts -- The Balloons Corps and the Peninsular Campaign. -- The First Confederate Air Force -- The Origins of the "Silk Dress Balloon". -- The Air War over Virginia -- The Winter of Disappointment -- Thaddeus Lowe's Last Battle -- The Last Days of the Corps -- After the Balloon Corps. Condition : as new. ISBN 0811713954 [KEYWORDS: HISTORY, *2006-100 history of science, ballooning. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 524

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Titel: The war of the aeronauts : a history of ...

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The Union Army Balloon Corps was a highly innovative and effective force during the American Civil War, and its military role foreshadowed the advent of aerial warfare in the following century. From 1861 to 1863 the corps contributed invaluable surveillance and reconnaissance information to the Union Army's war effort during the Virginia Campaign. But its role was not restricted to intelligence gathering alone, and the Balloon Corps also achieved such military feats as air-to-ground communication by telegraph, the first use of an 'aircraft carrier' for launch of a balloon, and the first artillery barrage directed by an aerial observer where gun batteries were unable to see their targets on the ground. This fascinating book traces the history of the corps from its creation by pioneer balloonist Thaddeus Lowe to its disbandment in 1863.

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The Union Army Balloon Corps holds a significant place in the annals of Civil War and military history. From 1861 to 1863 the corps contributed invaluable surveillance and reconnaissance information to the Union Army's war effort during the Virginia campaign. It also accomplished such significant military feats as the initial air-to-ground communication by telegraph, the first use of the "aircraft carrier" for launch of the balloon, and the first artillery barrage directed by an aerial observer where gun batteries were unable to see their targets from the ground. This book traces the history of the intrepid airborne force, from its creation by pioneer balloonist Thaddeus Lowe to its unceremonious disbanding in 1863.

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