PROFESSOR THADDEUS LOWE

THE CIVIL WAR YEARS

Letter from Major General George Stoneman to Thaddeus Lowe

 

Excerpts from Letter from Major General George Stoneman to Thaddeus Lowe, July 10, 1863:

                        Washington DC

                        July 10th 1863

 Prof Lowe

    Washington D.C.

    My dear Sir

 

        Before we part I beg

leave to testify to you in writing

as I often have in words, my

appreciation of the valuable services

you have rendered the Govt during

your connection with the Army

of the Potomac in the use of your

"portable Balloons" in the various

operation of that Army.

        I have been up in them often

and never made an ascent without

coming down much better informed

in regard to everything in my

vicinity than I could possibly have

been by any other means.

        I trust you will not be discouraged

but will persevere in your laudable

endeavours to serve the Govt and the

cause, feeling assured that in the end

you will be able to do away with

the prejudices with which you have

had to contend, and prove to the world

the great utility of Balloons and

Balloon Signals in the conduct of a war,

and remain 

                        Very truly yours

                                George Stoneman

                                Maj Genl

                                Comdg Cavly Corps


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BEFORE THE WAR

CIVIL WAR YEARS

INVENTIONS AND INDUSTRY

NORRISTOWN PENNSYLVANIA YEARS

PASADENA CALIFORNIA YEARS

MOUNT LOWE RAILWAY

AFTER THE RAILWAY

LOWE FAMILY

BOOKS ABOUT LOWE

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

EVENTS AND REUNIONS

ARTIFACTS AND HISTORY

ENCYCLOPEDIA BIOGRAPHY

ACCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

LINKS TO OTHER THADDEUS LOWE WEBSITES