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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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Save 150 Endangered Acres at Gaines’ Mill and Cold Harbor

Make a gift today to help protect 99 acres of land that comprise “The Intersection” of the Battles of Gaines’ Mill (1862) and Cold Harbor (1864) plus...

Related Battles

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