Professor Thaddeus S. Lowe observing the battle from his balloon "Intrepid"

 

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Intrepid Balloon

Professor Thaddeus S. Lowe observing the battle from his balloon "Intrepid"

Here we present a rare image of Fair Oaks, Virginia Professor Thaddeus S. Lowe observing the battle from his balloon "Intrepid". It was taken in 1862.

The image shows main eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862.

We have created this collection of images primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool. Contact curator@old-picture.com.

Image ID# 5C7F8AB4

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