BEFORE YORKTOWN, May 2.
Prof. Lowe has brought up a huge balloon, called the ‘Intrepid.’ It was built to carry up from four to six persons and from its position in the edge of the woods towers up above the lofty pines. It lies at anchor, ready at all times to make an ascension. – Gen. Barnard went up a few days ago, and remained at anchor over Yorktown nearly four hours. This is the fourth balloon we now have here between the York and James rivers.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, May 5, 1862, p. 1