3D American Civil War in Google Earth

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Weapons of War....The Hunley

Model by LennyB

From Wikipedia:

"H. L. Hunley was a submarine of the Confederate States of America that played a small part in the American Civil War, but a large role in naval warfare. The Confederate States Ship (CSS) Hunley demonstrated both the advantages and the dangers of undersea warfare. The CSS Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy warship, although the vessel was also lost following the successful attack. The Confederates lost 32 crewmen in CSS Hunley's career. The submarine was renamed after the death of her inventor, Horace Lawson Hunley, and some time after she had been taken into the Confederate forces at Charleston, South Carolina."

Monday, November 23, 2009

Weapons, Weapons, Weapons

Ok, So these items are not in Google earth, but they are created with Sketchup.

12lb Napolean Cannon by John

Confederate Rail Mortar by sketchup god

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Archibald Borden House, Praire Grove Battlefield, Arkansas

"Prairie Grove is recognized nationally as one of America's most intact Civil War battlefields. The park protects the battle site and interprets the Battle of Prairie Grove, where on December 7, 1862, the Confederate Army of the Trans-Mississippi clashed with the Union Army of the Frontier resulting in about 2,700 casualties in a day of fierce fighting. This marked the last major Civil War engagement in northwest Arkansas." (Quoted from battlefield website)

"The Archibald Borden House is the only structure in the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park that is located on it's original site. The house was the site of some of the heaviest fighting in the engagement that took place on December 7, 1862."

The model was done by Snow. See the model here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Chancellorsville Inn

The Chancellorsville Inn, in Chancellorsville, VA. A note about its history
from the website www.usa-civil-war.com

"When the Confederates finally overran Chancellorsville, their cannon fire destroyed the Chancellorsville inn. It was on the porch of this house that Union General Hooker was injured when cannon fire almost killed him. Some writers believe the injury affected his later decisions regarding the battle.

The 2000 photograph, below, shows the foundation of the inn which faces the now heavily traveled State Route 3 (The old Orange Turnpike). "

The 1863 photograph, above, shows the condition of the inn about one year after the battle.

The 2000 photograph, above, shows the foundation of the inn which faces the now heavily traveled State Route 3 (The old Orange Turnpike). "

The amazing thing about Google Earth TM and Sketchup TM is that you can get a sense of what was there. The model was created by J.Wallace. Please check out more of his work it is exceptional!!
See the model in Google Earth.

Monday, November 16, 2009

US Court of Appeals, Richmond, VA

This is the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Courthous, in Richmond, VA. "The building had an important role in the US Civil War, acting as offices for Confederate President Jefferson Davis; after the Union victory, the Grand Jury of the United States District Court met there and indicted Davis on charges of treason." Model created by wurzeller.

See it Google Earth

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dunker Church at Antietam Battlefield

Dunker Church in Sharpsburg, MD

This is a picture of fallen soldiers in front of Dunker Church after the battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. The bloodiest day in American war history. It was used as strategic victory by President Lincoln to initiate the Emancipation Proclamation.

This model is created by Ron Hall. Ron is a very insightful person who is using Google Sketchup and Earth to not just make models but to increase environmental awareness and web advocacy please visit his site and his blog. View the model here in Google Earth

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Stone House at Manassas Battlefield Park

The Stone House during the Civil War, this house was used by both the north and south as a hospital at Bull Run (Manassas). Model built by jcorysharp. See in Google Earth

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA. Model created by Ganflec Architects and Engineers