Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Battlefield panoramas: Antietam and Gettysburg

An iPhone and allow us to display pretty cool interactive panoramas of Civil War battlefields. The top panorama, of course, is iconic Bloody Lane at Antietam; the second panorama is of Crystal Spring farm, the seldom-visited site of the Union army's IX Corps hospital near the battlefield. In the first Gettysburg pano below, I walked down the slope of Barlow's Knoll to get a Rebel's-eye view of the attack that crushed the 17th Connecticut on July 1, 1863. The bottom image, taken on a cool spring morning near the crest of Culp's Hill, is from the perspective of the Union army, which defended it from July 1-3, 1863. Click on the top right of each image for an enlargement, and check out more interactive panoramas of AntietamGettysburg  and other Civil War battlefields on my blog. (Be warned: Staring intently at these four panos can make you woozy. Make them stop moving!) 

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