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In Their Own Words

September 16, 1861

New Form of Scouting in Civil War

A Georgia soldier in North Carolina wrote in his diary of a new form of scouting by the Yankees.

“…Last night (16th) several rockets and balloons were sent up by the Federals at Hatteras Inlet. …”

Source: Clyde G. Wiggins III (ed.), My Dear Friend: The Civil War Letters of Alva Benjamin Spencer, 3rd Georgia Regiment, Company C (Macon, Mercer University Press, 2007), p. 29.