Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Balloon Duty Terminated for Company D

Thursday, July 17, 1862

Company D of the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment, led by Lieutenant Nathaniel Messer, ended their service for balloon reconnaissance today. Company D had served on balloon reconnaissance since December 1861.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 139.

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