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SMYTHE, Augustine Thomas (1842-1914) Member of the college corps of cadets of South Carolina, and present at firing on Fort Sumter, he later served with the 25th South Carolina Infantry, and in 1864 he was placed in charge of an experiment in which a captured balloon was used as an observation post and made several ascensions before the experiment was discontinued. After the evacuation of Charleston in February 1865, he joined the Fifth South Carolina Cavalry and fought at Bentonville and surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina. Manuscript Document Signed "Augustine D. Smythe" 1pp. quarto, June 17, 1781, being a receipt for legal services. Fine condition.
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This Confederate Balloonist Used Captured Balloons

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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