Where to Learn More

DiNardo, R. L., and Albert A. Nofi, eds. James Longstreet: The Man, the Soldier, the Controversy. Conshohocken, PA: Combined Pub., 1998.

Eckenrode, H. J., and Bryan Conrad. James Longstreet: Lee's War Horse. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1936. Reprint, 1986.

Hallock, Judith Lee. General James Longstreet in the West: A Monumental Failure. Fort Worth, TX: Ryan Place, 1995.

The Longstreet Chronicles. [Online] http://www.chickasaw.com/~rainbow/ (accessed on October 15, 1999).

Longstreet, James. From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1896. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1992.

Piston, William Garrett. Lee's Tarnished Lieutenant: James Longstreet and His Place in Southern History. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1987.

Wert, Jeffry D. General James Longstreet: The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier—A Biography. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993.

Thaddeus Lowe

Born August 20, 1832 Jefferson Mills, New Hampshire Died January 16, 1913 Pasadena, California

Balloonist for Union Army Conducted military reconnaissance for Union forces during Civil War

Thaddeus Lowe

Born August 20, 1832 Jefferson Mills, New Hampshire Died January 16, 1913 Pasadena, California

Balloonist for Union Army Conducted military reconnaissance for Union forces during Civil War

Thaddeus Lowe developed and supervised a fleet of manned balloons that provided valuable information to Union forces on enemy troop positions and movements. Lowe's balloons thus became the first aviation aircraft used in American military history. The U.S. government never really appreciated the value of Lowe's Balloon Corps, however. By mid-1863, administrative errors and general lack of support brought Lowe's balloon operations to an end.

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