Gettysburg & Vicksburg at 150
This week we mark the 150th anniversary of two of the most significant moments in the American Civil War – the Battle of Gettysburg and the surrender of Vicksburg. While countless volumes have already been written on both of these events, new scholarship and emerging technologies offer us the opportunity to reexamine these turning points of history with fresh eyes. Expand your knowledge of these great battles today!
From Our President
Dear Civil War Preservationist,
The past month has been a flurry of activity here at the Civil War Trust. We returned from our hugely successful Annual Conference in Vicksburg just in time to put the final touches a host of content and other projects designed around the tremendous sesquicentennial anniversaries we are about to commemorate.
Whether you're able to make it to Pennsylvania or Mississippi in person, or are following events from the privacy of your own home, we have a full compliment of offerings to help you be part of the action – far more than I have space to include in this month's newsletter. I sincerely urge you to browse our website and take advantage of these diverse and dynamic articles, apps, videos and more.
Moreover, we are in the final sprint to the finish to complete fundraising efforts to purchase land at both Gettysburg and Vicksburg. Please consider making a contribution today so that we can give both of these outstanding national parks a permanent and lasting anniversary "gift" – more land to help tell the story of American bravery that transpired on those fields. Visit www.civilwar.org/takeaction to learn how.
- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President
Gettysburg Battle App™ Guide ExpansionIn 2010, the Trust changed historic interpretation forever with the launch of our first Battle App™ guide for Devil's Den and Little Round Top. For the Gettysburg 150th, we've completed a massive upgrade, expanding the application to cover the entire battlefield and integrating the latest technology like our Field Glasses™ augmented reality viewer.
Compete the Ball's Bluff BattlefieldOur latest fundraising opportunity will allow us to functionally complete preservation efforts at Virginia's Ball's Bluff Battlefield. Protection of the Jackson House will transform the battlefield landmark into a visitor and interpretive center.
Gettysburg Goes AnimatedWatch the action at the Gettysburg Campaign come to life with our latest animated map. This project, created in partnership with Wide Awake Films, features a compelling video presentation and interactive map
Vicksburg Animated MapAlthough the action around Vicksburg was culminating 150 years ago this week, the extensive efforts to capture the city began long before. This unique production from Wide Awake Films offers a full perspective on the events that led to surrender.
Gettysburg 360Absorb the scenic beauty of the Gettysburg Battlefield from your desktop. Our new Gettysburg 360 offering enables you to explore the battlefield via 15 beautiful panoramic images. Click on various points of interest to learn more about specific landmarks.
Hallowed Ground: Commemorative EditionThis special edition of our award-winning magazine covers preservation efforts at Gettysburg from 1863 to today. Members will receive their copies by mail in the coming days.
Exclusive Ron Maxwell InterviewLongtime preservation advocate Ron Maxwell, director of Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, discusses his latest Civil War project, Copperhead. Now in theaters, this film brings the home front experience to life.
Gettysburg in 3-DAn estimated 70 percent of all Civil War documentary photographs – including many from Gettysburg – were shot as "stereoviews." Our new gallery lets you view them as the artists intended: in 3-D!
Photo Contest UnderwayRemember to enter your favorite images from this summer's battlefield travels into the Trust's 2013 Annual Photo Contest!
June Civil War BattlesExpand your knowledge of the Civil War by learning more about some of the great Civil War battles that occurred in the month of June. Access our history articles, photos, maps, and links for the battles listed below:
Dispatches from the Front Lines
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