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Posted on 06/29/2013 4:44:55 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney
This is really amazing. The Smithsonian has developed a digital reconstruction of the Battle of Gettysburg, showing not only the map and movement of the respective armies, but what was visible to each side during the battle. Well worth looking at.
TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: civilwar; gettysburg; smithsonian
Somehow I goofed on getting the link inserted. Click on Smithsonian Institution above and you'll get it.
posted on 06/29/2013 4:46:07 PM PDT
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Link takes me to a blank add coments screen... on android.
posted on 06/29/2013 4:49:28 PM PDT
posted on 06/29/2013 5:08:11 PM PDT
(I want shrimp tacos.)
I found the interactive very difficult to use. Kludgey comes to mind.
posted on 06/29/2013 5:18:49 PM PDT
(A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
Very close battle.
Brave men all.
posted on 06/29/2013 5:20:37 PM PDT
15 trackers on that web site. And I clicked to allow 4 of the 7 web sites and it still didn’t load. Think I’ll sit this one out.
posted on 06/29/2013 5:41:24 PM PDT
posted on 06/29/2013 6:04:08 PM PDT
by Red_Devil 232
(VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
Pull out your old copy of Terrible Swift Sword from SPI and then you can re-fight the battle over again and find out why Lee did what he did.
posted on 06/29/2013 6:35:27 PM PDT
by Conan the Librarian
(The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
From this map it makes you wonder how the Confederates lost the battle. Not until you see the 3D battlefield can you view the tactical advantage Meade was using.
I went to the site a few years ago.....Standing at the site of Pickett’s charge and death marker, I had the strangest feelings come over me...My wife and I looked at each other and started talking about what we felt and could hear inside our heads...We both could actually “sense” the battles...sounds...shots...death...
The hair stands on my arms even today when I remember these feelings...
I am a Vietnam veteran, but I have never experienced anything like I felt at Gettysburg that day.....
posted on 06/29/2013 7:34:34 PM PDT
15 trackers on that web site. And I clicked to allow 4 of the 7 web sites and it still didnt load. Think Ill sit this one out.
I very much recommend a browser plugin called Do Not Track Me. It's free, and it works.
posted on 06/29/2013 7:48:50 PM PDT
(When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
posted on 06/30/2013 6:14:11 AM PDT
My old boss said she couldn’t get out of the car at Gettysburg because there were too many dead soldiers around ... and she was not generally a sensitive lady in that way.
posted on 06/30/2013 7:50:48 AM PDT
(I want shrimp tacos.)
I am pretty sensitive to things like that but when we were on the Gettysburg battlefield I did not sense anything.
A visit to the battlefield of Custer's Last Stand was entirely different. I was overwhelmed with sadness and pictures in my head.
posted on 06/30/2013 7:57:39 AM PDT
I’ve been there. I felt similarly odd.
posted on 06/30/2013 8:10:37 AM PDT
(It is not moth eaten. It is superb.)
re: trackers on the site: 90 percent of the people who would visit a Gettysburg site, or any civil war history site for that matter, are the kind that Obama's regime would consider enemies. Leftists don't care about history or heritage.
This would be one of those data points that NSA algorithms would look at.
posted on 06/30/2013 9:46:07 AM PDT
(In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
Leftists care about history. They are agin it.
posted on 07/01/2013 11:23:16 AM PDT
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