Fabric, Balloon, Confederate

Section of printed silk balloon fabric from a captured Confederate balloon. Referred to by Confederate general James Longstreet as the "silk dress balloon," the craft was constructed of bolts of dress silk. Constructed by captain Langdon Cheves and aeronaut Charles Cevor, the balloon, dubbed the Gazelle, saw service during the Peninsula campaign of 1862. The balloon was captured on July 3, 1862, while being moved aboard an armed tug.

Leon P. Lowe

Physical Description:
2 pieces; 30 inches wide x 34 inches high and 13 inches wide x 9 1/2 inches high; framed.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Type
CRAFT-Balloons & Parts

Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Large Piece): 86.4 x 76.2cm (34 x 30 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Small Piece): 24.1 x 33cm (9 1/2 in. x 13 in.)
Need In Frame Dimensions

Section of printed silk balloon fabric from a captured Confederate balloon. Referred to by Confederate general James Longstreet as the "silk dress balloon," the craft was constructed of bolts of dress silk. Constructed by captain Langdon Cheves and aeronaut Charles Cevor, the balloon, dubbed the Gazelle, saw service during the Peninsula campaign of 1862. The balloon was captured on July 3, 1862, while being moved aboard an armed tug.

Leon P. Lowe

Physical Description:
2 pieces; 30 inches wide x 34 inches high and 13 inches wide x 9 1/2 inches high; framed.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Type
CRAFT-Balloons & Parts

Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Large Piece): 86.4 x 76.2cm (34 x 30 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Small Piece): 24.1 x 33cm (9 1/2 in. x 13 in.)
Need In Frame Dimensions

ID: A19300055000