"The most important battle of the war, after that of the first Manassas, has just been fought and won by the Confederate arms."
-- Richmond Dispatch, Sept. 29, 1863
Highlights of the September 1863 Edition:
- Second Bayou Teche Campaign
- Second Battle of Sabine Pass
- Chickamauga Campaign concludes
- Skirmish at Davis's Cross Roads/Dug Gap
- Battle of Chickamauga
- Approximately 34,000 Americans fell
- Most causalties in the west, and second most casualties of the war (first was Gettysburg)
- Sioux/Dakota War
- Battle of Whitestone Hill
- Indian Territory (Oklahoma)
- Battle of Devil's Backbone
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Siege of Charleston Harbor concludes
- Second Battle of Fort Sumter
- Second Bayou Teche Campaign. Taylor's Operations in West Louisiana conclude
- Battle of Stirling's Plantation
- Longstreet's Knoxville Campaign begins
- Frazer surrenders the Cumberland Gap to Burnside without causalties on either side
- Battle of Blountville
- Little Rock Campaign continues
- Battle of Bayou Fourche
- Alexandria is selected as the Union Capital of Virginia
- Gen. Burnside (USA) resigns after taking the Cumberland Gap
- Lincoln refuses to accept resignation
- Lincoln suspends Habeas Corpus on Sept. 15 throughout the Union in cases of prisoners of war, spies, traitors, or members of the military
- Loosely defined, habeas corpus is the legal doctrine that allows a court to determine whether a prisoner is being lawfully held
- Without habeas corpus, a prisoner can be held indefinitely at the will of the jailor
- Habeas corpus has been suspended in the United States during four periods of American history (Civil War & Reconstruction, Philippine-American War, World War II, Post 9/11/2001)
- Gen. Walker (CSA) is killed in a duel with Gen. Marmaduke (CSA)
- The First Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam is commemorated in the Army of the Potomac
- Death of Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm in Berlin (Brothers Grimm; Grimm's Fairy Tales)
This app recreates the experience of what it would have been like to read the headlines and news stories unfolding day-by-day... much like the BBC or New York Times widget do for news today.
American Civil War Gazette incorporates articles from both Northern and Southern newspapers. However, with the advantage of hindsight ACW Gazette attempts to have the stories reveal on the date (and time where possible) of the actual events rather than on the actual date of publication... which was often several days after the actual event.
To add the widget to your home screen, find a screen that has one complete row clear and hold your finger on the screen until the "Add to Home" menu pops up.
Then, select "Widget" and "American Civil War Gazette". The widget is live and will update every 30 minutes.
To see the full article, tap on the widget.
Hopefully, you will find this little experiment intriguing, educational and/or insightful.
The following are a few of the newspapers represented:
- New York Tribune
- New York Herald
- Brooklyn Daily Eagle
- National Republican
- New York Times
- Richmond Dispatch
- Charleston Mercury
- Jacksonville Republican
- New Orleans Delta
- New Orleans Picayune
- Montgomery Advertiser
- Baltimore Sun
- St. Louis Republican
- Mobile Tribune
- Boston Journal
- Galveston News
- London Times
- New York Day Book
- New York Express
- Missouri Democrat
- Harrisburg Patriot
See maps, memorabilia and images of people, arms and documents that tell the stories of everyday citizens and soldiers. Learn about the leaders of men and eyewitnesses to the destruction, the famous battles, historic sites and pivotal events that shaped history.
Benefit from these features in the iPhone app:
• View linked information connecting people with relevant places
• See images of preserved artifacts, maps and documents
• Find hotels and restaurants on your trip
• Check in to your favorite locations
• Store pictures of your trip
• Share on Facebook
"Our usually quiet and unpretending little town of Gettysburg has become historic."
-- Gettysburg Compiler, July 13, 1863
"Our special telegrams this morning give a clear understanding of the momentous events which have taken place at Gettysburgh, Penn."
-- New York Times, July 4, 1863
"July promises to be a month of important battles, if not the great month of the war."
-- Richmond Dispatch, July 3, 1863
"Take it for all in all, the month of July, 1863, is the most memorable month in the war."
-- New York Times, July 31, 1863
"Arrangements have been made to purchase a part of the battle-field at Gettysburgh, for a cemetery, in which it is proposed to gather the remains of our dead. The ground embraces the point of the desperate attack made upon the left centre of our army. Eight other States have already united with Pennsylvania in this project."
-- New York Times, July 31, 1863
"We feel satisfied that Gettysburg and its loyal citizens will not be forgotten when the history of this War is written by the future historian."
-- Gettysburg Compiler, July 20, 1863
Highlights of the July 1863 Edition:
- Gettysburg Campaign concludes
- Battle of Gettysburg
- Largest battle of the war
- Pickett's Charge
- Devil's Den
- Cemetery Hill
- Seminary Ridge
- Little Round Top, Chamberlain and the 20th Maine
- Gen. George Armstrong Custer and the Michigan cavalry
- Approximately 51,000 Americans fell on the field of battle
- Stuart's Ride
- Skirmish of Carlisle
- Battle of Hunterstown
- Lee's Retreat
- Engagement at Fairfield
- Battle of Monterey Gap
- Battle of Williamsport
- Battle of Boonsboro
- Second Battle of Funkstown
- Battle of Manassas Gap
- Gen. Meade (USA) is promoted to Brigadier General
- Close of Grant's Vicksburg Campaign
- Siege of Vicksburg concludes
- Gen. Grant (USA) is promoted to Major General
- Battle of Helena
- The foothold for opening the Little Rock Campaign
- Battle of Young's Point
- Jackson, Mississippi Expedition
- Morgan's Raid/Great Raid of 1863/Calico Raid (Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio) concludes
- Martial law is proclaimed in Cincinnati
- Battle of Tebb's Bend
- Battle of Lebanon
- Battle of Corydon
- Battle of Buffington Island
- Battle of Salineville
- Gen. John Hunt Morgan (CSA) is captured
- Tullahoma Campaign concludes (a.k.a. Middle Tennessee Campaign)
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Battle of Fort Wagner
- Battle of Grimball's Landing
- Second Battle of Fort Wagner/Morris Island
- Siege of Charleston Harbor begins
- Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana concludes
- Second Bayou Teche Campaign. Taylor's Operations in West Louisiana continue
- Battle of Kock's Plantation
- Sioux/Dakota War
- Battle of Big Mound
- Battle of Dead Buffalo Lake
- Battle of Stony Lake
- Shimonoseki Campaign begins (Japan)
- Treaty Powers; United States, Great Britain, France, Netherlands
- Battle of Shimonoseki Straits
- Indian Territory (Oklahoma)
- Battle of Cabin Creek
- Battle of Honey Springs
- Largest battle fought in Indian Territory
- White soldiers were minority in both USA and CSA forces
- 1st Kansas Colored Infantry (USA)
- Cherokee, Osage, Shawnee, Seneca, Delaware, Kickapoo, Quapaw (USA)
- Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek forces (CSA)
- New-York Draft Riots
- George Bickley, founder of the Knights of the Golden Circle, is arrested in Indiana and sent to a military prison in Louisville
- Emancipation in Missouri
- "July first, eighteen hundred sixty-three, is a date destined to be forever memorable in American history. It will figure as the starting point of State emancipation."
- New York Times, July 3, 1863
Highlights of the May 1862 Edition:
- Battle of Williamsburg
- Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson (CSA) continues his Valley Campaign
- Gen. McClellan (USA) continues his Peninsula Campaign
- Battle of Eltham's Landing a.k.a. Battle of West Point
- Continue debate in Congress over legality of Emancipation
- Gen. Hunter (USA) forms the first Union Army regiment of black soldiers; the First South Carolina Union Volunteers
- Gen. Hunter (USA), commander of the Department of the South, under martial law declares all slaves free in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina
- Lincoln rescinds Gen. Hunter's emancipation order
- Battle of Puebla in Mexico (Cinco de Mayo)
- Fearing capture, the CSS Virginia (Merrimac) is scuttled in the James River
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is created
- The Homestead Act becomes law
Highlights of the June 1863 Edition:
Prelude to Gettysburg -- Lee Invades the North a Second Time -- Maryland First, then Pennsylvania
"THE CRISIS OF THE WAR"
"We can hardly resist the conclusion that the next two weeks will prove the most thrillingly eventful of the whole war, and go far toward furnishing the solution of a strife, the most gigantic that ever shook the world."
-- New York Times, June 24, 1863
[Nine days later, the Battle of Gettysburg would culminate with Pickett's Charge on July 3, 1863]
"Gen. Lee in Maryland"
"We do not regard this movement on Pennsylvania as anything more than a grand foraging expedition and a feint"
"He will certainly never push forward into Pennsylvania"
-- Washington National Republican, June 26, 1863
- "The Projected Rebel Raid" - New York Times, June 10, 1863
- "The Proposed Rebel Raid; A Large Rebel Cavalry Force Massed Near Culpepper, Va."
- An article about rumors of an "extensive cavalry raid into Maryland and Pennsylvania"
- The actual campaign would be much more than just a cavalry raid
- Lee would begin his campaign that would end in the Battle of Gettysburg
- The "Third Battle of Bull-Run"
- Hooker's is decidedly defeated by Lee at the Third Battle of Bull Run
- "All the rumors of battles, victories and disasters in front of Washington last week, were canards." - NY Times June 22, 1863
- Gettysburg Campaign opens
- Lee invades the North again
- Battle of Franklin's Crossing/Deep Run
- Battle of Brandy Station
- Second Battle of Winchester
- Battle of Aldie
- Battle of Middleburg
- Battle of Upperville
- Battle of Hanover
- Skirmish of Sporting Hill
- The news hits the North on June 15
- Gen. Dan. Sickles leaves New York to join his command
- His actions at the Battle of Gettysburg are debated still today
- Gen. "Fighting" Joe. Hooker is relieved of command
- Gen. George Meade replaces Hooker in command of the Army of the Potomac
- "Gen. MEADE takes command of the army at a very critical moment, and while it is placed in a critical position."
- Grant's Vicksburg Campaign
- Siege of Vicksburg continues
- Battle of Milliken's Bend
- Battle of Goodrich's Landing
- Battle of Lake Providence
- Battle of Richmond, Louisiana
- Morgan's Raid/Great Raid of 1863/Calico Raid (Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio) begins
- Tullahoma Campaign begins (a.k.a. Middle Tennessee Campaign)
- Battle of Hoover's Gap
- Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana continues
- Second Bayou Teche Campaign. Taylor's Operations in West Louisiana begin
- Battle of LaFourche Crossing
- Brashear City is captured
- Second Battle of Donaldsonville
- Puebla, Mexico falls to the French
- Real-Admiral Andrew H. Foote (USA) dies in New-York
- Noted for collaboration with U.S. Grant in taking Forts Henry and Donelson and Island No. 10
- Gen. A.E. Burnside and the Chicago Times
- June 1 - Taking issue with articles printed by the Chicago Times, Gen. Burnside orders it suppressed, along with the New-York World and other "Copperhead" literature
- June 2 - On constitutional grounds, the Chicago Times seeks a legal writ
- June 3 - U.S. Federal Court judge Drummond orders the military to take no action
- June 3 - Federal soldiers take possession of the Chicago Times
- June 3 - Federal soldiers leave the grounds of the times on the condition that no further printings occur
- June 3 - A large gathering in support of the Chicago Times causes the militia to be called out
- June 4 - The Illinois House and Senate vote a resolution denouncing Burnside's actions
- June 4 - The Times prints another edition and is seized by Burnside's soldiers
- June 4 - President Lincoln revokes Burnside's order with respect to the Times
- June 4 - Burnside revokes his entire order
This app contains a variety of news articles that begin with Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard continuing the seige of Fort Sumter and the eventual firing on the fort that led to open hostilities, and ends April 1861 with Virginia seceding from the Union and Maryland staying.
Confederate forces take the Norfolk Navy Yard, and the USS Merrimack (later CSS Virginia) is burnt to the waterline and sunk to the bottom of the harbor to prevent capture.
It is feared Washington, D.C. will fall and as New York and Massachusetts forces attempt reinforcment, and while en-route are attacked by the people of Baltimore, the details of which will be found in the stories enclosed.
Highlights of the April 1861 Edition:
- Gen. Beauregard (C.S.A.) prepares to take Fort Sumter
- Attack upon Fort Sumter inaugurates hostilities
- Lincoln calls for 75,000 troops to be raised
- Virginia secedes
- It is feared that Washington will be taken
- Massachusetts troops are attacked by Baltimore citizens while en-route to defend Washington
- Robert E. Lee declines command of the U.S. Army, resigns from U.S. Army, and accepts command of Virginia Forces
- Lincoln declares blockade of the South
- Davis announces he will issue Letters of Marque and Reprisal
- Norfolk Navy Yard taken by Southern forces
- Maryland rejects secession
In the meantime, use this app to view an augmented reality teaser ahead of the full app release in April 2015. The full app will give you a chance to meet the characters who built or tried to destroy Newark. It will also include an interactive timeline, an action-packed game and a Civil War Trail map as well as a 360 degree panoramic of Newark Castle as it would have looked during the 17th century.
Click on our "virtual signs" to access a wealth of information related to the very location where you are standing. Onboard historian videos, audio accounts from soldiers and civilians, photos, facts, and more are just a click away. Never has so much information been made available in such a portable device!
The Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Battle App™ is just one of our expanding lineup of Battle App™ guides that are ready to be downloaded today. To learn more about all of our Battle App™ guide offerings visit our website at: www.civilwar.org/battleapps
In late April 1863, Grant would undertake a new and bold campaign against Vicksburg and the Confederate defenders under John Pemberton. After conducting a surprise landing below Vicksburg at Bruinsburg, Mississippi, Grant’s forces would rapidly move inland, pushing back the threat posed by Joseph E. Johnston’s forces near Jackson. Once his rear was clear, Grant would move back towards Vicksburg, from the East.
Victories at Champion Hill and Big Black Bridge would leave Pemberton’s forces weakened and besieged in Vicksburg. With the fall of Vicksburg and the surrender of Pemberton’s forces on July 4, 1863, one of the greatest Union victories of the Civil War would be secured.
The Antietam Battle App is just one of our expanding lineup of Battle Apps that are ready to be downloaded today. To learn more about all of our Battle App offerings visit our website at: www.civilwar.org/battleapps
The Bull Run (First Manassas) Battle App is the perfect Civil War touring partner for your exploration of the Bull Run battlefield. Our GPS-enabled touring application will guide you to all the historic spots on this Civil War battlefield - from the Union crossings at Sudley Springs to the fighting on Matthews Hill and the climax at Henry Hill and Chinn Ridge. Click on our various "virtual signs" to access a wealth of information related to the very spot where you are standing. Onboard historian videos, audio accounts of soldiers from the battle, animated maps, photos, orders of battle, chronologies, key facts, and more are just a click away. Our detailed maps allow you to locate just where certain Union and Confederate units were during different phases of the battle. Never has so much valuable historical information been made available in such a portable device.
The Civil War Trust Bull Run Battle App will be the first of many free Battle Apps to come to Android. With this latest Battle App you will also find the following enhancements:
* Detailed 1861 GPS-enabled landscape – optimized for smartphone displays
* Two animated maps show how the battles for Matthews Hill and Henry Hill unfolded
* New, interactive Bull Run quiz to test your knowledge
* More historian video content
* A list of nearby Civil War sites to explore
* Expanded and improved Battle Facts page
Ask questions or troubleshoot issues with us at our Battle App page - www.civilwar.org/battleapps
Bull Run Battle App Support > www.civilwar.org/battleapps
The Fredericksburg Battle App is the second offering in our expanding Battle App lineup. With this latest Battle App you will also find the following enhancements:
* Four different guided tours that will take you to every corner of the battlefield
* Animated maps that will show you how the various attacks unfolded
* The ability to either download or stream all the tour videos and audio
* Four detailed maps of the key regions of the battlefield
* The ability to show troop locations based on different phases of the battle
* Expanded information on parking and other tour logistics
Ask questions or troubleshoot issues with us at our Battle App page - www.civilwar.org/battleapps
Fredericksburg Battle App Support: www.civilwar.org/battleapps
Click on our "virtual signs" to access a wealth of information related to the very location where you are standing. Onboard historian videos, audio accounts of soldiers and civilians, photos, orders of battle, chronologies, key facts, and more are just a click away. Never has so much valuable information been made available in such a portable device.
The Appomattox Battle App is just one of our expanding lineup of Battle Apps that are ready to be downloaded today. To learn more about all of our Battle App offerings visit our website at: www.civilwar.org/battleapps
The Chancellorsville Battle App is our third Battle App for the Android platform. To learn more about all of our Battle App offerings visit our website at: http://www.civilwar.org/battleapps
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The Second Manassas Battle App is the perfect Civil War touring partner for your exploration of the Second Manassas battlefield. Our GPS-enabled touring application will guide you to all the historic spots on this 1862 Civil War battlefield - from the initial fighting at Brawner's Farm and the Unfinished Railroad to the sites where James Longstreet's Confederates smashed the Union left. Click on our "virtual signs" to access a wealth of information related to the very spot where you are standing. Onboard historian videos, audio accounts of soldiers from the battle, photos, orders of battle, chronologies, key facts, and more are just a click away. Our detailed maps allow you to locate just where certain Union and Confederate units were during different phases of the battle. Never has so much valuable information been made available in such a portable device.
The Second Manassas Battle App is just one of our expanding lineup of Battle Apps that are ready to be downloaded today. To learn more about all of our Battle App offerings visit our website at: www.civilwar.org/battleapps
Click on our “virtual signs” to access a wealth of information related to the very location where you are standing. Onboard historian videos, audio accounts from soldiers and civilians, photos, facts, and more are just a click away. Never has so much information been made available in such a portable device!
The Overland Campaign Battle App™ is just one of our expanding lineup of Battle App™ guides that are ready to be downloaded today. To learn more about all of our Battle App™ guide offerings visit our website at: www.civilwar.org/battleapps
The Petersburg Battle App is just one of our expanding lineup of Battle Apps that are ready to be downloaded today. To learn more about all of our Battle App offerings visit our website at: www.civilwar.org/battleapps
The Gettysburg Battle App®: July 2 is just one of our expanding lineup of Battle App® guides that are ready to be downloaded today. To learn more about all of our Battle App® guide offerings visit our website at: www.civilwar.org/battleapps
The Malvern Hill Battle App is the second offering in our expanding Battle App lineup. To learn more about all of our Battle App offerings visit our website at: www.civilwar.org/battleapps
The cedar Creek Battle app is the sixth offering in our expanding Battle App lineup. To learn more about all of our Battle App offerings visit our website at www.civilwar.org/battleapps
Ideal for those touring this crater-pocked landscape that still bears the scars of battle, this application helps preserve the memory and spirit of the Army Rangers through 11 tour stops and seven points of interest. Perfect for those seeking a guided-tour of Pointe du Hoc or those who simply want to learn more about the battle, download this app to:
* Use GPS-enabled mapping to walk Pointe du Hoc, and see the German Observation Bunker, the 155mm Gun Emplacements, the Antiaircraft Gun Position, and more.
* Learn the story of the U.S Army Rangers from the 2nd and 5th Battalion that fought this battle.
* Listen to Rangers recount their stories from this fateful day.
* See historic photos from June 6, 1944 and see the faces of those that scaled the cliffs that day.
* Understand how the battle of Pointe du Hoc served a critical role in the Allied success of D-Day.
Whether you're visiting France and walking the site, or you're in your living room, learn the story of the competence, courage and sacrifice of the U.S. Army Rangers on June 6, 1944 at Pointe du Hoc.
Pointe du Hoc is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), an agency of the U.S. government.
NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.