Lincoln, Abraham (US President), Letter; Scott, Winfield; Lowe, Thaddeus S. C.. [ephemera]

favorite

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:

Topic

  • United States--History
  • Aeronautics
  • Balloons

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm

photographer

Abraham Lincoln

Date

  • 7/25/1861
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

Ephemera

Local number

NASM-99-40777