Battle of Seven Pines

Balloonist Professor Lowe Dictating a Dispatch

Black-and-white illustration from New York Illustrated News (July 5, 1862) showing balloonist Professor Lowe dictating a dispatch to General McClellan at the Battle at Fair Oaks (Seven Pines) during the American Civil War.

Caption: Professor Lowe dictating a dispatch to Gen. McClellan during the Battle at Fair Oaks. Sketched by our special artist, A. Lumley. See page 139 [for related story].

Source: Illustration from New York Illustrated News, July 5, 1862, page 136.

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