Pocket Gettysburg is a reference and research tool to map, search, and display information about the monuments in the Gettysburg National Military Park and greater Adams County, Pennsylvania, as well as the military units and people who participated in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Pocket Gettysburg includes a database of about 1200 monuments, memorials, plaques, historical markers, and wayside markers from the Historical Marker Database (HMdb.org). For each marker, the following information is shown:
- latitude and longitude;
- a description of its physical location, including nearest road;
- the position of the monument on an interactive map;
- multiple photos from different angles;
- the full text inscription(s) from each face of the monument;
- a web link for further reading and related links;
- In many cases, construction and dedication information is included.
These powerful features are also available:
- Pan/zoom the map to focus on your area of interest;
- On a GPS-enabled device, your own position is shown in relation to those of the monuments;
- Sort the list of monuments alphabetically or by their distance from you.
- The monument list shows a thumbnail image of each monument;
- Tap a pin to see details about the monument, including multiple photos;
- Search for the full or partial name of the monument (e.g., Maryland, Cavalry, 145th New York);
- The map will be updated to reflect only those monuments that meet the search criteria;
- Union and Confederate monuments are color-coded (blue/grey) and the colors can be customized.
- In addition to a standard map, satellite and hybrid maps allow you to see the location of markers in relation to ground features, structures, etc.
- For faster performance, groups of monuments are clustered under a single dot (e.g., labeled "+25"). As you zoom in, it is expanded to smaller clusters or individual monument pins. Clustering can be turned off for faster devices.
Pocket Gettysburg also includes regimental histories, strengths and losses, succession of command, and other details about the 860+ military units that were present at the battle (regiments, brigades, divisions, corps, and armies), as well as a navigable "Order of Battle" showing the hierarchy or chain of commands between military units.
Lastly, Pocket Gettysburg includes the names, military assignment(s), and in many cases photographs and other details about the commanders and more than 40,000 of the other people who were connected with the battle, including every person who is buried by name in the Soldier's National Cemetery.
The databases are cross-referenced so you can find "Monuments linked to this unit", "People linked to this monument", etc.
NOTE: Pocket Gettysburg is a reference tool and does NOT attempt to provide a "tour" or narrative description of the battle. That role is best filled by a Licensed Battlefield Guide.
Due to the size of the databases, a wireless connection may be required to download Pocket Gettysburg (aka PocketGburg). If you are in Gettysburg without such a connection, feel free to stop by Segway Tours of Gettysburg at 22 Springs Avenue (three blocks West of the town square) for free access to our wireless connection.
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After your quick download, you will enjoy:
• Zoomable GPS maps that indicate your current location and the point(s) of interest that you are looking for
• Full color photo, video and background information about 225 Civil War-related sites in Maryland
• Civil War sites are grouped into four trails, which will be launched to coincide with sesquicentennial events throughout 2015.
o The Antietam Campaign: Lee Invades Maryland
o Gettysburg: Invasion & Retreat (May 2013)
o John Wilkes Booth: Escape of an Assassin (early 2014)
o Baltimore: A House Divided (late 2013)
• Profiles of attractions, accommodations, restaurants and events in the areas that you are exploring so you don’t miss anything on your adventure in Maryland
• BONUS: Make your photos ‘vintage’ while traveling the Maryland Civil War Trails: Simply take a photo or apply our photo filters to one of your previously taken photos to give it some Civil War-era feel.
The FREE Maryland Civil War Trails app was created to be your Civil War Trails ultimate travel planning tool, so that you can enjoy the history that Maryland has to offer! Whether you’re driving to a battlefield, overnighting in a charming town or big city and even planning from home, this app has an easy-to-use interface that will guide you to discover the beauty of Maryland’s Civil War Trails. To enjoy your travel even more, visit www.visitmaryland.org or any Maryland Travel information Center for access to the complete series of Maryland Civil War Trial map-guides, the Maryland Scenic Byways Guidebook and Map and other fine publications.
“Many hamlets and towns have been destroyed during the war. But of all that in some form survive, Alexandria has most suffered,” wrote a New York Herald correspondent in 1863. “It has been in the uninterrupted possession of the Federals for twenty-two months, and has become essentially a military city. Its streets, its docks, its warehouses, its dwellings, and its suburbs have been absorbed to the thousand uses of war.”
Explore Civil War Alexandria and discover how Robert E. Lee’s hometown of Confederate loyalists became a major operations center for Union forces while thousands of African Americans came to the town seeking freedom and security behind Union lines. Alexandria’s unique Civil War heritage gives visitors today the chance to see a Union fort, Confederate memorial, and museums dedicated to African American history. Check out more than two dozen distinctive sites and learn why Alexandria’s position as an occupied city made its Civil War experience unlike any other town in America - and why today Alexandria embraces its diversity as well as its past!
To learn more about Alexandria, visit www.historicalexandria.org.
Enjoy this interactive tour experience with a historic photo of each stop created by the City of Alexandria’s Office of Historic Alexandria. Choose your own route or follow our recommended tour route that leads you through Alexandria’s historic sites, museums, and shopping and dining options. Just tap each stop to hear narrated stories and navigate the content through the stop menu and GPS tour map.
Civil War in St. Louis App users can: Pinpoint the location of important Civil War related sites in and around the St. Louis Metro area. Use the GPS enabled map to easily navigate to these historic places or follow recommended tour routes based upon the user's exact location. Explore a gallery of archival and contemporary images. Pinch and zoom on photographs in the gallery to reveal more detail. On the main tour stops, listen to a narrator reveal the dramatic stories behind these historic locations. On secondary stops, read descriptions explaining each site's connection to Civil War history.
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★ Suggestions of what's interesting to see and do in Pennsylvania, depending on time, weather and your location;
★ A detailed sights section with all the monuments of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Gettysburg, Harrisburg;
★ Eating out section with the best restaurants in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Gettysburg, Harrisburg;
★ Discover the nightlife of Pennsylvania! Bars, pubs & disco's in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Gettysburg, Harrisburg;
★ Book hotels in Pennsylvania directly from the app (when online);
★ Offline maps of the most important cities;
★ Complete background information of Pennsylvania;
★ Currency converter;
★ Weather forecast (updated when online);
★ See current events (updated when online);
★ Lots of stars.
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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.
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* Detailed 1861 GPS-enabled landscape – optimized for smartphone displays
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* Expanded and improved Battle Facts page
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Ask questions or troubleshoot issues with us at our Battle App page - www.civilwar.org/battleapps
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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 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.
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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.
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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 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.
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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.