In conjunction with expert historians from the National Park Service, Equator Maps has develop an interactive Android application that provides a step by step animation of the events of each stage of the Battle of Gettysburg. Equator Maps, a division of International Mapping, creates recreation and interpretive mapping apps for the Android OS.
The initial chapters show the context of the battle in and around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Confederate General Robert E. Lee had led his army through the Shenandoah Valley to begin his second invasion of the north. Lee was met by Union General George G. Meade’s army of the Potomac in the town of Gettysburg. After several days of fighting, Lee’s army was defeated. The battle proved to be the turning point in the war, ending Lee’s invasion of the North.
The seven chapters of this application provide a rich understanding of the battle. See how important regional centers such as Harpers Ferry, York, Fredericksburg, and Harrisburg played a role. See how the terrain in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania affected the course of the battle.
* Seven stages of battle
* Animated troop movements throughout the battle
* Audio descriptions matched with text enhance easy learning
* Detailed base maps show terrain and 1860s geography
* Includes post-battle troop movements
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