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Posted By: Andrew Zetts on: 03/26/2004 16:05:21 EDT
Subject: RE: Falls Church balloon Event

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Tom and I have emailed Diane Morse (see original message) and she told us that they would love to have us participate.
We would like to have a signal demo to educate the public abount the signal corps, and possibly set up a telegraph. Since there weren't any real battles in Falls Church, they will be recreating events that happened during the Civil War in Falls Church. (Moseby raid, the arrest of two women who were spies for the Confederacy) Falls Church was the northern most position of the Confederacy, and I have read that a Federal observation balloon signaled down to a battery to shell the tavern where a newly promoted Brigader JEB Stuart was celabrating. This would be some interesting info to tell the spectators.
Again, Tom and I aren't sure about how authentic the event will be, but we are planning to go.
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