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Balloons.

The Northern editors are eternally harping upon the value of balloons in a military point of view, the process of inflation being one which long habit has rendered familiar. They propose balloons to go up and inspect our camps, and dropmissilese upon our soldiers. They are as likely to hit the mark in that way as any other, and we hope they will try it. If they descend low enough to form a target as big as a snow-ball, one of our riflemen will take the gas out of their balloon and the æronaut with a single shot.

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