Civil War Ballooning

God, I love nerds. The speaker in this video is fantastic: Speaks for 11 minutes without notes, with a great deal of enthusiasm, and even with a stereotypical “retainer lisp” on Thaddeus Lowe’s involvement in the war, covering everything from the technology to the chronology of the Balloon Corps. A terrific little introduction to a fascinating sidenote of the war.

Post a Comment