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Civil War Balloon Corps

Reenactors describe the early work of the surveillance done during the civil war.

Reenactors describe the early work of the surveillance done during the civil war.

Reenactors at Fort Ward Museum and Park portrayed the Union forces’ special military reconnaissance team, the Balloon Corps. The program on April 28 featured a reenactor portraying period aeronaut Thaddeus Lowe, and a partially inflated netted gas balloon.