PROFESSOR T.S.C. LOWE

THE CIVIL WAR YEARS

Thaddeus Lowe shortly after the Peninsular Campaign - National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institute

Civil War Newspaper Drawings and Articles

Civil War Official Records Referencing Balloons Submitted by Others

Lowe Civil War Dispatches: June 1861 - March 1862

Lowe Civil War Dispatches: March 1862 - May 1863

Summary of Balloon Operations During the Civil War

Thaddeus Lowe's Escape from South Carolina - April, 1861

First Meeting with President Abraham Lincoln - June 11, 1861

Lowe sends telegram to Abraham Lincoln from Balloon - June 18, 1861

Second Meeting with President Abraham Lincoln - June 18, 1861

Media Interest in Aerial Observation for Military Purposes - June 20, 1861

Professor Joseph Henry's Report on Lowe's Ballooning - June 21, 1861

Lowe is Passed Over Twice and Misses the First Battle of Bull Run - July 1861

Lowe in Desperation to Help Army is Nearly Shot and Captured in Free Flight - July 24, 1861

Abraham Lincoln Appoints Lowe as Chief Aeronaut and Orders General Scott to Comply - July 25, 1861

Convincing the Army of the Importance of Aerial Reconnaissance and Confederate Reaction - 1861

Calming the Fears of Washington D.C. After the First Bull Run Disaster - September 1861

First Successful Aerial Directed Artillery Bombardment on Unseen Enemy - September 24, 1861

Thaddeus Lowe Invents Practicable Portable Hydrogen Gas Generator for Field Operations - 1861

Thaddeus Lowe Organizes the Balloon Corps of the Unites States Army - 1861

The Superior Quality and Number of Thaddeus Lowe's Balloons - 1861/1862

Observation from the George Washington Barge - November 12, 1861

The Problem of the Free-Flying John La Mountain - 1861/1862

Preparation for the Peninsular Campaign - 1862

Source of General McClellan Being Cautious - 1862

Unplanned Flight of General Fitz-John Porter - April 11, 1862

Confederate High Regard for Aerial Reconnaissance: 1861-1864

Cautious McClellan Wastes the Month of April Taking Yorktown - 1862

General McClellan's Lost of Confidence in Aerial Reconnaissance - 1862

Lowe's Balloon Corps Moves Ahead of Cautious Union Cavalry - May 5, 1862

Lowe Finds and Secures Ideal Artillery Location at Gain's Farm - late May 1862

Balloon Corps Comes Under the Direction of General A. A. Humphreys - May 26, 1862

Aerial Reconnaissance Discovers Confederate Buildup Opposite Fair Oaks - May 29, 1862

Lowe Warns of Confederate Attack at Fair Oaks Train Station from Mechanicsville - May 31, 1862

Lowe Races to Gain's Farm to Ascend in the Intrepid and Report on the Battle of Fair Oaks - May 31, 1862

Near Coup De Grace of Confederate Leadership From Aerial Directed Artillery - May 31, 1862

Lowe Warns of Second Attack by Confederates at Fair Oaks - June 1, 1862

Map of Richmond Used by Lowe - June 14, 1862

Letter Home from John Lewis Benzon of McCall's Division - June 21, 1862

Aerial Reconnaissance Saves Army from Rout at Mechanicsville and Gaines Mill

Malaria and McClellan Doom the Peninsular Campaign to Failure for the Union Army - 1862

Lowe Contracts Malaria and Misses Second Battle of Bull Run - Summer 1862

Get Well Letter from General A. A. Humphreys - July 23, 1862

Balloon Corps is Lost in the Shuffle and Misses Antietam Battle - 1862

Non Use of Balloon Corps by General Burnside Until Day of Fredericksburg Battle - 1862

The Development of Communication Methods from the Balloons to the Ground - 1862

Lowe Defending Against False Statements from Dismissed Aeronaut - 1862/1863

Lowe Defending Against False Statements from Non-Balloonist - 1863

Lowe Defending Against an Congressional Inquiry - 1863

Balloon Corps Placed Under Incompetent Captain by General Hooker - 1863

Thaddeus Lowe in Balloon Corps Camp - April, 1863

Lowe Serving Through Chancellorsville Battle and Resigning - 1863

Letter from Major General George Stoneman to Thaddeus Lowe - July 10, 1863

Letter from Thaddeus Lowe to Professor Joseph Henry - July 15, 1863

Lowe Petition to the United States Senate - April 28, 1864

The War of Rebellion Complete Correspondence - 1899

Nurse and Spy in the Union Army - 1865

Ballooning After The Civil War - 1865

BALLOON PICTORIAL - 1866

Ex-Confederate Praise - 1891

Telegraphing in Battle - 1910

Review of Reviews Magazine - 1911

The Photographic History of the Civil War - 1911

Civil War Times Illustrated - September 1985

Military History - February 1988

Civil War Times - December 2012

Critical book review of "TO THE GATES OF RICHMOND - THE PENINSULA CAMPAIGN" by Stephen W. Sears

Thaddeus Lowe shortly after the Civil War - Lance S. Ferm collection


INDEX PAGE

ENCYCLOPEDIA BIOGRAPHY

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

ACCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

LINKS TO OTHER THADDEUS LOWE WEBSITES