PROFESSOR THADDEUS LOWE

THE CIVIL WAR YEARS

Civil War Official Records Referencing Balloons

Thaddeus Lowe's Letter of Recommendation to Secretary of War Simon Cameron - June 21, 1861

Aerial Reconnaissance Determining Confederate Fortification of the Potomac - July 4, 1861

John La Mountain's Aerial Reconnaissance Report from Fort Monroe - August 10, 1861

Secessionists Caught Stealing a Federal Balloon in Delaware - October 21, 1861

Maryland Major-General John Dix Request for a Balloon - November 10, 1861

Confederate Beauregard's Comment on Federal Balloon Ascensions - November 13, 1861

General Hooker's Report from Camp Baker, Maryland - November 22, 1861

Confederate Johnston's Comment on the Infernal Federal Balloon - December 5, 1861

General French's Report from Evansport - December 10, 1861

General Martindale's Report on his March towards Yorktown - April 5, 1862

General McClellan's Report on the Aerial Reconnaissance of Yorktown - April 6, 1862

Aerial Reconnaissance of the York River Confederate Batteries - April 8, 1862

General Keyes's Report from Warwick Court-House, Virginia - April 8, 1862

General Porter's Report on the Advantages of Aerial Reconnaissance - April 11, 1862

General Heintzelman's Report on the Capture of Yorktown - May 4, 1862

Confederate use of Aerial Reconnaissance at Savannah, Georgia - May 10, 1862

Confederate Secretary of War Randolph's Effort to Supply General Johnston with a Balloon - May 14, 1862

General Alfred Terry's Report from Fort Pulaski - May 20, 1862

Colonel Alexander's Report of his Aerial Reconnaissance - May 23, 1862

Confederate Beauregard's Fear of Union Aerial Reconnaissance - May 28, 1862

Federal Planning to Seize James Island as Reported to General Benham - June 7, 1862

McClellan Encouraging General Martindale to use Balloon at Mechanicsville for Reconnaissance - June 13, 1862

Signal Officer's Report to General McClellan - June 14, 1862

Confederate Lee's Report to the Secretary of War Randolph on his Battle Plan and use of a Balloon - June 26, 1862

Confederate Brief Use of a Balloon Near City Point - July 4, 1862

Capture of the Confederate C.S.S. Teaser and the Balloon - July 4, 1862

Confederate Beauregard's Suggestions on the Defense of Charleston, South Carolina - July 25, 1862

Federal Planning on a Aerial Reconnaissance of Fort Powhatan - July 29, 1862

Confederate French's Moving Artillery Under Cover of Night to Avoid Discovery by Balloon - July 31, 1862

Bureau of Topographical Engineers Annual Report to Secretary of War Stanton - November 12, 1862

General Hooker's Report to Secretary of War Stanton on Location of Confederate Jackson - February 25, 1863

Heavy Winds Hamper Aerial Reconnaissance in the Morning - April 28, 1863

General Hooker Orders Lowe to Ascend at Night - April 28, 1863

Results of Aerial Reconnaissance - April 28, 1863

Confederate Movement Towards Chancellorsville - April 29, 1863

Aerial Reconnaissance of Confederate Positions at Fredericksburg - April 29, 1863

General Hooker's Balloon Orders for April 30th - April 29, 1863

James Allen's Report of Confederate Troops - April 30, 1863

All Prior Balloon Reports Were Sent to General Hooker - May 1, 1863

Aerial Reconnaissance Hampered by Foggy Morning - May 1, 1863

Balloon Reports on Confederate Movements - May 1, 1863

General Hooker's Request for Aerial Reconnaissance Reports - May 1, 1863

Delay of Reports to General Hooker Caused by Confederate Sabotage - May 1, 1863

Aerial Reconnaissance of Confederate Troop Movements - June 4, 1863

Aerial Reconnaissance of Confederate Troop Camps - June 12, 1863

Request for Aerial Reconnaissance in Charleston, South Carolina - July 23, 1863

General Grant Notified of Confederate Aerial Reconnaissance - October 13, 1864

Report of Confederate Balloon Spotted from Cobb's Hill - October 21, 1864

Report of Confederate Balloon Being Spotted - December 13, 1864


INDEX PAGE

BEFORE THE WAR

CIVIL WAR YEARS

INVENTIONS AND INDUSTRY

NORRISTOWN PENNSYLVANIA YEARS

PASADENA CALIFORNIA YEARS

MOUNT LOWE RAILWAY

AFTER THE RAILWAY

LOWE FAMILY

BOOKS ABOUT LOWE

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

EVENTS AND REUNIONS

ARTIFACTS AND HISTORY

ENCYCLOPEDIA BIOGRAPHY

ACCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

LINKS TO OTHER THADDEUS LOWE WEBSITES