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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

July 12, 1862

Soldier Proud of Unit; Hot Air Balloon Witnessed

The Macon Tri-Weekly Telegraph published a letter from a local soldier, very proud of what his unit had accomplished in the fighting in Virginia. The same newspaper reported on an unsuccessful attempt to use a hot air balloon in reconnaissance of Confederate troops.

Image of Soldier Proud of Unit; Hot Air Balloon Witnessed Macon Tri-Weekly Telegraph
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Image of Soldier Proud of Unit; Hot Air Balloon Witnessed Macon Tri-Weekly Telegraph
Digital Library of Georgia
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