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Thread: Civil War Air Corp

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    Civil War Air Corp

    I just discovered something I did not know about the civil war. I saw an article about it in the Cricket magazine for children. Oct 2013 Vol. 41 No. 2

    http://www.civilwar.org/education/hi...allooning.html

    http://www.civilwar.com/weapons/obse...-balloons.html

    Also look up Civil War Hot Air Balloons - Images Results

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    That's very interesting. I've read a lot about the Civil War and never knew about the balloons.
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    very interesting especially the balloons!!
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    Yes, History Detective is a terrific show on PBS that has had numerous shows with regards to unusual inventions used during the Civil War. Shows have included the use of balloons for getting a view of the enemy troops and even a Confederate submarine where all hands were lost.
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    Just amazing .. thanks for sharing
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    Familiar with balloons in CW tried to get one at our reenactment a few years back. Might have to check it out again!

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