Item description: In its issue of 23 October 1861, the Hillsborough Recorder republished this item, which originally appeared in the Raleigh Standard. The story describes a reported sighting of a large balloon floating to the south over Raleigh, North Carolina.
Item citation: “A Strange Visitor,”Hillsborough Recorder. 23 October 1861. Hillsborough, N.C. : Dennis Heartt, 1820-1879. C071 H65. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.