Thaddeus S. C. Lowe to Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1861

Source citation
Thaddeus S. C. Lowe to Winfield Scott, June 16, 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html.
Author (from)
Lowe, Thaddeus S. C.
Type
Letter
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Transcribed by the Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College
Transcription date
The following transcript has been adapted from the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.

Balloon Enterprise

June 16 1861

This point of observation commands an area near fifty miles in diameter-- The city with its girdle of encampments presents a superb scene-- I have pleasure in sending you this first dispatch ever telegraphed from an aerial station and in acknowledging indebtedness to your encouragement for the opportunity of demonstrating the availability of the science of aeronautics in the military service of the country

T. S. C. Lowe

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