3D American Civil War in Google Earth

Thursday, December 31, 2009

More Weapons - Whitworth Gun

Created by sketchup god

From his model page

"this gun was invented in the late 1850's by Joseph Whitworth. the gun's bore carried a hexagonal shape also used in the ammunition, which alllows it to follow the barrel for increased range and accuracy. all types of cannons of this design were made. this model shows a breech loader."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

USS Carondelet

"USS Carondelet, a 512-ton Cairo class ironclad river gunboat, was built at Saint Louis, Missouri, for the U.S. Army's Western Gunboat Flotilla. Commissioned in January 1862 with Commander Henry A. Walke, USN, as her captain, Carondelet quickly entered combat, taking part in the captures of Forts Henry and Donelson, Tennessee, in February 1862. In March and April, she played an important role in the campaign to capture the Confederate fortress at Island Number Ten, on the Mississippi River. This was followed by operations against Fort Pillow and Memphis, Tennessee, during April-June 1862." - Naval Historical Center Website

Model by Gacek

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Abraham Lincoln's Family Home

From Google Warehouse

"Abraham and Mary Lincoln built this house in 1844 shortly after they got married. Originally built as a one story home, The Lincolns enlarged the building to its current state of 2 stories in 1856 to accommodate for their growing family. After winning the Presidential election 1860, the house became a magnet for visitors, parades, and other political festivities. After a farewell reception in 1861, Lincoln sold most of his furniture and rented the home. Since then, the home was designated a National Historic Landmark in December 19, 1960 and got enrolled in the National Register of Historic Places in October 15, 1966. The building has recently gone to through a renovation, restoring the house to its original 1860 condition. The house is open to the public and draws around a million visitors a year. Model by Jin Pak"

See the model in Google Earth