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The Daily Dispatch: December 20, 1862., [Electronic resource], Unparalleled Enermity. (search)
Professor Lowe and his balloon. The idea of calling a balloonist a Professor could never have originated with any but a nation of humbugs. And the balloon itself, in a military point of view, seems to be as great a humbug as "the Professor." On the ever of every battle up goes the balloon, and at the close of every battle down go the Yankees. It may be doubled whether Lowe ever gets as high as the army gets low. The ascension of his Professor of Gas to the heavens is an invariable signal for the descent of the Yankees to the shafes. Lowe and his balloon, soaring to the skies, is an admirable emblem of the towering expectations of Yankeedom before aLowe and his balloon, soaring to the skies, is an admirable emblem of the towering expectations of Yankeedom before a fight; the balloon collapsed is a faint image of their condition afterward. The Professor of Gas made a good many ascents in the Peninsula, and he made another on the (v) of the battle of Fredericksburg.--Long may be scar ! He is the only Yankee who has ever yet been able to look down upon the Confederates. We may be consoled f