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Spies in the sky

Thaddeus Lowe, chief aeronaut of the fledgling Union Army Balloon Corps, had been making preliminary flights throughout the fall of 1861 to observe Confederate troop positions. On Saturday, Dec. 14, from a base he’d established on the Maryland shore near … Continue reading

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