Tag Archives: Civil War

Voices in the Wilderness: Southerners who Opposed Secession

Each April on the anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War, many romanticize the Confederacy and the Lost Cause. Given the extensive coverage of famous battles, generals, and the devastating loss of life, we might be forgiven for … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Professor Lowe’s 1861 Balloon Voyage to Union, S.C.

Eight days after the first shots of the Civil War were fired, Professor Thaddeus Lowe, a self taught scientist conducting ground breaking work in the field of aeronautics, embarked on a 500 mile hot air balloon voyage from Cincinnati, Ohio. … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment