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Military ballooning during the early Civil War

Author: Frederick Stansbury Haydon; Tom D Crouch
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins Paperbacks edView all editions and formats
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Describes the creation of the United States Balloon Corps during the Civil War, covering details such as fabric used to manufacture the balloons and the operation of mobile gas generators designed to inflate balloons, and discussing larger questions about technological change within a military bureaucracy. Includes b&w historical photos and illustrations.
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Named Person: John Wise; James Allen; T S C Lowe; John La Mountain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Stansbury Haydon; Tom D Crouch
ISBN: 0801864429 9780801864421
OCLC Number: 43185801
Notes: "Originally published as Aeronautics in the Union and Confederate armies, with a survey of military aeronautics prior to 1861, vol. 1, by the Johns Hopkins Press, 1941"--Title page verso.
"With new introduction by Tom D. Crouch"--Cover.
Description: xxxiv, 421 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Military Aeronautics Prior to 1861 1 --
II. James Allen: First Trial and Failure 39 --
III. John Wise: Second Trial and Failure 57 --
IV. John La Mountain: Free Lance Balloonist of the Army of the Potomac 82 --
V. The Early Career and Work of T.S.C. Lowe, Chief Aeronaut of the Army of the Potomac 154 --
VI. Two Months of Progress: Lowe's Operations, August-September, 1861 199 --
VII. The First American Air Force: The Balloon Service of the Army of the Potomac, Part One: Materiel and Personnel 228 --
VIII. The Balloon Service of the Army of the Potomac, Part Two: Administration 280 --
IX. The Balloon Service of the Army of the Potomac, Part Three: Operation 308 --
X. First Organized Service: Operations on the Potomac Lines, November, 1861-March, 1862 345 --
XI. Operations in the Department of the South and the Western Department 376.
Other Titles: Aeronautics in the Union and Confederate armies
Responsibility: F. Stansbury Haydon.
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Describes the creation of the United States Balloon Corps during the Civil War, covering details such as fabric used to manufacture the balloons and the operation of mobile gas generators designed to inflate balloons, and discussing larger questions about technological change within a military bureaucracy. Includes b&w historical photos and illustrations.

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