This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
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. Text reads: "Will Lieut Gen. Scott please see Professor Lowe once more about his balloon? [signed] A. Lincoln. Jul. 25, 1861."
Collection Item Long Description:
- United States--History
Restrictions & Rights
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- Civil War, 1861-1865