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Professor Lowe Directs Artillery from a Balloon

Balloonist Professor Thaddeus Lowe successfully uses the telegraph and flags to direct Union artillery fire against the Confederate position near Falls Church, Virginia.

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Fort Hatteras Captured

To prevent Confederate ships from harassing Union merchant ships, American’s first amphibious force attacks and captures Fort Hatteras in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

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West Virginia Breaks Away, Professor Lowe Goes Aloft

Union-leaning citizens of Northwestern Virginia vote to break away from the rest of the state and remain loyal to the United States.  Meanwhile, Thaddeus Lowe makes an aerial reconnaissance of Confederate troops near Washington, D.C.

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