Letter written July 25, 1861 by President Abraham Lincoln regarding a proposal to use Thaddeus S. C. Lowe's balloons for observation of enemy positions during the Civil War.
The text says, "Will Lieut. Gen. Scott please see Professor Lowe once more about his balloon? A. Lincoln, Juy 25, 1861."
Image Number: WEB11070-2008
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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