|Battle of Hampton Roads or the Battle of Ironclads|
Today on Far Future Horizons we present Civil War Tech, another exciting episode from the acclaimed documentary series Modern Marvels.
|Civil War Tech Aerial Reconnaissance: Inflation of the Intrepid, a hydrogen gas balloon used by the Union Army Balloon Corps for aerial reconnaissance. The the Balloon Corps operated a total of seven balloons, with the Intrepid being favored by Chief Aeronaut Thaddeus Lowe. (Mathew Brady/NARA)|
|Civil War "Aircraft Carrier": The Union Army balloon Washington aboard the Navy barge George Washington Parke Custis|
This installment of Modern Marvels investigates improvements in weapons, sea power, transportation, troop conveyance, food processing, medical care, and telecommunications during the Civil War Era.
was a nation divided,
Civil War technology revolutionized the way war was waged. Today those
technological milestones have evolved to ensure that United States ’s modern military has no
equal in the world. America
Modern Marvels: Civil War Tech is available on DVD from the History Channel’s online store.