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Federal Ballooning Operations at Gaines' Mill

Military Ballooning in the Civil War

Civil War ballooning experts Tom Crouch, Jim Green, and Mike Boehme, discuss the rich history of military ballooning at Gaines' Mill and the importance of saving one of the celebrated sites associated with Thaddeus Lowe's ballooning operations during the Civil War.

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Hanover County, VA | June 27, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Estimated Casualties
15,500
Union
6,800
Confed.
8,700