Tour the Civil War with Confidence
Tour the Civil War with our complete line of GPS-enabled battlefield apps including "Gettysburg 150", "Virginia Civil War 1", and "Virginia Civil War 2". Each app makes it easy to learn about Civil War battlefields and find locations with your smartphone or tablet's GPS technology. For less than a cup of coffee, you can easily navigate the terrain to make your battlefield visits come alive. If you have never tried one of our apps, download the FREE! "Antietam 150" app today to see how easy it is!
Gettysburg 150 is your complete Gettysburg battlefield assistant. It will guide you to over 150 of the most important sites on the field with GPS technology. Once there, you can learn more about the events that occurred in the exact spot you are standing.
Our New Android App
THE GETTYSBURG 150 iPhone and iPad app
Gettysburg 150 is from the award-winning makers of the Antietam 150 app for the Apple iPhone and iPad.
Walk in the steps of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, George Meade, Joshua Chamberlain, James Longstreet, Winfield Scott Hancock, George Pickett and many others.
Learn from Gettysburg experts including James M. McPherson, Allen C. Guelzo, cavalry expert Eric Wittenberg, Brad Schaeffer and many others.
Gettysburg 150 Video
Virginia Civil War 1
The long awaiting Virginia series of our Civil War apps is now available on the Apple App Store. Start where it all began at Manassas (Bull Run) and continue to move west to explore battlefields at Bristoe Station, Front Royal, Kernstown, and Winchester. Visit www.civilwarapps.com to learn more about our new Virginia Civil War 1 app.
Gettysburg 150 is from the award-winning makers of the Antietam 150 app for the Apple iPhone and iPad. You can download Antietam 150 from the Apple App Store.
From Our Authors
You can read more from our award-winning authors in these books.
James M. McPherson is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. He received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom, his most famous book.
From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history—the most intimate and richly readable account we have had—of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced the greatest battle of the Civil War, and one of the greatest in human history.
James Ewell Brown (JEB) Stuart reaped stinging criticism and substantial blame for one of the Confederacy's most stunning and unexpected battlefield defeats. Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart's Controversial Ride to Gettysburg by Eric J. Wittenberg and J. David Petruzzi objectively investigates the role Stuart's horsemen played in the disastrous campaign. It is the first book ever written on this important and fascinating subject.
Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions
In 1998, Eric J. Wittenberg's Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions won the Bachelder-Coddington Award for the year's best new work interpreting the Battle of Gettysburg. This fully revised edition adds extensive new research, interpretations, and conclusions that substantially add to our understanding of these important mounted actions.
Brad Schaeffer is a political and social commentator whose first military history lessons were learned on the knee of his father, a US Marine who was wounded in the Korean War. A successful entrepreneur, he has appeared on numerous television shows as a commodities expert. Brad is a life-long Civil War buff and the author of Hummel's Cross, a novel about World War II. His novel has been featured on Glenn Beck's recommended reading list.
TELL YOUR STORY
Learn how to add your own locations to the Gettysburg 150 database.
Join our list of contributors today by adding your favorite Gettysburg location to our database. It's easy, just follow these steps.
- Download Version 1.5 (or higher) of the app from the Apple App store.
- Use the app's "Add Locations" feature to record your favorite Gettysburg location.
- If approved, your location will become a permanent part of the Gettysburg 150 database.
Here is a list of our current contributors and their locations.
James M. McPherson
, The Peach Orchard
One of my favorite locations for describing the actions on day two of the battle is the Peach Orchard. From this high ground one can view most of the important areas where significant fighting took place on both July 2nd and 3rd.
Allen C. Guelzo
, The Cupola
Buford climbed up into the Lutheran seminary’s cupola to have a look westward with Lieutenant Jerome’s heavy signal telescope, and what he saw did not please him.
Eric J. Wittenberg
, The Cavalry Shaft
The Cavalry Shaft was dedicated in 1884 and is one of the few monuments on any Civil War battlefield to pay tribute to soldiers on both sides.
, The New York Irish Brigade
After being granted absolution in the field by Father William Corby, Col. Patrick Kelly and his Irish Brigade launched a furious attack across the Wheatfield and into the Rose woods.
, Pickett's Charge Wayside
"Up, Men, and to your posts! Don't forget today that you are from Old Virginia." - General George Picket
, The John Gibbon Statue
At a war council on the night of July 2nd, General Meade took Gibbon aside and said, "If Lee attacks tomorrow, it will be on your front."
SEMINARY RIDGE MUSEUM
Profits from the Gettysburg 150 app will go to the new Seminary Ridge Museum.