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Photographer: James R. Murray
Taken: July 26, 2016
Caption: A bas-relief of Fitz John Porter during his famous balloon ride on April 11, 1862.
Additional Description: General Fitz-John Porter decided to ride in an observation balloon alone when inventor Thaddeus Lowe took a sick-day. In flight, the balloon tether breaks, and Porter nearly crosses into enemy territory. A last minute change in wind direction returned him to Union lines.
Submitted: July 26, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.
Database Locator Identification Number: p357489
File Size: 0.666 Megabytes
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