This segment discusses aerial reconnaissance and the use of balloons during the Civil War. Museum staff members discuss Confederate aeronauts John Randolph Bryan and Edward Porter Alexander and their missions during the Seven Days Battles. The artifact highlighted in this vodcast is a piece of the famed Confederate "Silk Dress" balloon.
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