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The North's Air Force During the American Civil War

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Check out Brilliant; https://brilliant.org/TodayIFoundOut/ →Some of our favorites: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR0XuDegDqP10d4vrztQ0fVzNnTiQBEAA →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/TodayIFoundOut?sub_confirmation=1 Never run out of things to say at the water cooler with TodayIFoundOut! Brand new videos 7 days a week! In this video: If you thought that air warfare was reserved for a time after airplanes were invented, you thought wrong. During the American Civil War, the Union troops used hot air balloons to spy on Confederate troops. Want the text version?: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/04/union-balloon-corps/ Sources: https://www.gcv.org/Historic-Village/The-Intrepid/Army-Balloon-Corps https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/additional-publications/civil-war/p25.htm http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/civil-war-ballooning/ballooning-during-the-seven.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/house-divided/post/civil-war-balloons-proposed/2011/06/10/AGtJIFQH_blog.html http://www.militarymuseum.org/Lowe.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Army_Balloon_Corps Image Credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Spottsylvania_by_Thure_de_Thulstrup.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mathew_Brady,_Portrait_of_Secretary_of_the_Treasury_Salmon_P._Chase,_officer_of_the_United_States_government_(1860%E2%80%931865).jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Henry#/media/File:Joseph_Henry_(1879).jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Balloon_Corps.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:General-Winfield-Scott-(1786-1866)1835.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Balloon_barge.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thaddeus_Lowe_balloon_test.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:QuakerGunPortHudson1863.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee#/media/File:Levin_C._Handy_-_General_Robert_E._Lee_in_May_1869.jpg Music from Jukedeck...
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