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
Theme your Android Phone or Table with this selected set of restored images depicting Edwin Forbes landscapes of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Edwin Forbes was a reporter and artist for Frank Leslie's Magazine from 1862 to 1864. He was present at the Battle of Gettysburg, and saw the events that he depicted first hand. It is reported that he had strategically positioned himself on a hill with a perfect view point of the legendary Pickett's Charge on the third day of the battle.
It was typical for battlefield artists to sketch the drawings in the field, and finish and color them later in the studio, providing the viewer 150 years later with a unique view of the actual battlefield at Gettysburg.
This Live Wallpaper contains 25+ images of the paintings of Edwin Forbes providing a historical first-hand view of the battle. His scenic landscapes are ideal for a side-scrolling live wallpaper.
Features of the live wallpaper:
- Manually change images with an up/down gesture
- Timer settings to change images automatically (every 30 minutes, every day, etc.)
- Individually adjust the display (brightness, contrast, saturation) of each image
- Enable/disable individual images for display
Hear the story of art in L.A., 1945 to 1980. This app features highlights from all four exhibitions being held at the Getty Center in Los Angeles in conjunction with the landmark initiative Pacific Standard Time, between September 2011 and May 2012. See paintings, sculptures, photographs, and archival material, listen to audio, and read the stories behind the artwork.
--> Audio—listen to more than 40 audio commentaries about works of art
--> Interviews—hear artists speak about their own work
--> Images—view images of works of art, photographs, and archival materials
--> History—learn about L.A.’s unique contribution to the art world
Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1980 October 1, 2011–February 5, 2012
Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950–1980
October 1, 2011–February 5, 2012
From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column
September 13, 2011–March 11, 2012
In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945–1980
December 20, 2011–May 6, 2012
In the 1860 presidential election, Republicans, led by Abraham Lincoln, opposed the expansion of slavery into United States' territories. Lincoln won, but before his inauguration on March 4, 1861, seven slave states with cotton-based economies formed the Confederacy. Outgoing Democratic President James Buchanan and the incoming Republicans rejected secession as illegal. Lincoln's inaugural address declared his administration would not initiate civil war. Eight remaining slave states continued to reject calls for secession. Confederate forces seized numerous federal forts within territory claimed by the Confederacy. A peace conference failed to find a compromise, and both sides prepared for war. The Confederates assumed that European countries were so dependent on "King Cotton" that they would intervene; none did and none recognized the new Confederate States of America.
Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces fired upon Fort Sumter, a key fort held by Union troops in South Carolina. Lincoln called for each state to provide troops to retake the fort; consequently, four more slave states joined the Confederacy, bringing their total to eleven. The Union soon controlled the border states and established a naval blockade that crippled the southern economy. The Eastern Theater was inconclusive in 1861–62. The autumn 1862 Confederate campaign into Maryland (a Union state) ended with Confederate retreat at the Battle of Antietam, dissuading British intervention. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which made ending slavery a war goal. To the west, by summer 1862 the Union destroyed the Confederate river navy, then much of their western armies, and the Union siege of Vicksburg split the Confederacy in two at the Mississippi River. In 1863, Robert E. Lee's Confederate incursion north ended at the Battle of Gettysburg. Western successes led to Ulysses S. Grant's command of all Union armies in 1864. In the Western Theater, William T. Sherman drove east to capture Atlanta and marched to the sea, destroying Confederate infrastructure along the way. The Union marshaled the resources and manpower to attack the Confederacy from all directions, and could afford to fight battles of attrition through the Overland Campaign towards Richmond, the Confederate capital. The defending Confederate army failed, leading to Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. All Confederate generals surrendered by that summer.
The American Civil War was one of the earliest true industrial wars. Railroads, the telegraph, steamships, and mass-produced weapons were employed extensively. The mobilization of civilian factories, mines, shipyards, banks, transportation and food supplies all foreshadowed World War I. It remains the deadliest war in American history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 750,000 soldiers and an undetermined number of civilian casualties. Historian John Huddleston estimates the death toll at ten percent of all Northern males 20–45 years old, and 30 percent of all Southern white males aged 18–40.
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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
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 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 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 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
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 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
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 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.
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
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
Idéale pour les personnes visitant ces paysages criblés de cratères qui portent encore les cicatrices de la bataille, cette application permet de conserver la mémoire et l’esprit des Rangers de l’armée en 11 étapes et sept points d’intérêt. Elle est parfaite pour les personnes en quête d’un tour guidé de la pointe du Hoc ou pour celles qui veulent simplement en savoir plus sur la bataille. Téléchargez cette application pour :
• Utiliser la cartographie compatible GPS pour vous promener sur la Pointe du Hoc et voir le bunker
d’observation allemand, les positions d’artillerie de 155 mm, la position d’artillerie antiaérienne et bien plus.
• Découvrir l’histoire des Rangers de l’armée américaine avec le 2e et le 5e bataillon qui ont participé à cette bataille.
• Écouter les Rangers raconter leurs histoires de ce jour fatidique.
• Voir des photos historiques du 6 juin 1944 et découvrir les visages de ceux qui ont escaladé ces falaises ce jour-là.
• Comprendre comment la bataille de la pointe du Hoc a joué un rôle essentiel dans la réussite des alliés le Jour J.
Que vous visitiez la France et parcouriez à pied le site ou que vous soyez dans votre salon, découvrez l’histoire de la virtuosité, du courage et du sacrifice des Rangers de l’armée américaine le 6 juin 1944 à la Pointe du Hoc.
La Pointe du Hoc est entretenue par l’American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC),, une agence du gouvernement américain.