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Oil on canvas painting of T.S.C. Lowe's hydrogen generating balloon inflation wagon standing next to an army wagon identified as belonging to Hancock's Brigade No. 3. A number of Union soldiers are in the picture, including a mounted officer, perhaps Winfield Scott Hancock. A two-story house stands on a hill, with out-buildings. Barrels and a crate are on the bank of a river with sailing ships, steamboats, and other vessels moored off shore as well as coming and going.
Prof. Lowe's Balloon Wagon
Oil on canvas depicting the Union position at White House Landing on the Pamunkey River, shows one of Lowe’s inflation wagons on shore. Tanks inside the wagon were filled with dilute sulfuric acid and iron filings to generate the hydrogen gas to fill the balloons.
This object is on display in the Hangar Overlook at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.