3D American Civil War in Google Earth

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Scourage of War- Gettysburg, 3D Civil War Game

No, this post is not about Google Earth Civil War models, but it was too cool not to post this!

A gaming company called Norb Software has just released a game called "Scourage of War: Gettyburg." It is a 3D battle simulation of the Battle of Gettysburg for your PC. You can download a demo of teh game and purchase an activation code. Im about to play the demo, I will give a review in a minute. If you want to check it out yourself go here:

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tredegar Iron Works

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tredegar_Iron_Works

By 1860, the Tredegar Iron Works was the largest of its kind in the South, a fact that played a significant role in the decision to relocate the capital of the Confederacy from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond in May 1961.[10]Tredegar supplied high-quality munitions to the South during the war. The company also manufactured railroad steam locomotives in the same period.
Tredegar Iron Works made the iron plating for the first Confederate ironclad warship, the CSS Virginia which fought in the historic Battle of Hampton Roads in March 1862. Tredegar is also credited with the production of approximately 1,100 artillery pieces during the war which was about half of the South's total domestic production of artillery between the war years of 1861-1865.

Tredegar also produced a giant rail-mounted siege cannon during the conflict. As the war continued with more and more men conscripted into the Confederate armies, Tredegar experienced a lack of skilled laborers. Scarce supplies of metal also hurt the company's manufacturing abilities during the war and as the conflict progressed it was noticed that Tredegar's products were beginning to lose quality as well as quantity. In the summer of 1861, after the beginning of the Civil War, the initial quantity of metal was so scarce that the iron works failed to produce a single piece of artillery for an entire month.

Model produced by drobbins of 3D Services. See it in Google Earth here.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Alabama State Capitol

From wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama_State_Capitol

"The Alabama State Capitol, also known as First Confederate Capitol, is located on Goat Hill in Montgomery, Alabama. The structure was built in 1851. The building also served as the Capitol of the Confederacy in 1861, and a commemorative brass marker in the shape of a six-pointed star is set at the precise location (on the top step, to the right of the door, between the middle columns) where Jefferson Davis stood on February 18, 1861, to take his oath of office as first (and only) President of the Confederate States of America."

The model was created by the Google 3D Warehouse. You can see the model in Google Earth here.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Shoppach House

Google Earth Model
Street View
"This is the Shoppach House in Benton, Arkansas. This house was built in 1853 by John F. Shoppach in what were the outskirts of town on Old Military Road and is the oldest currently standing building in Benton. The house has four main rooms including two symmetrical bedrooms on each side of the dog-trot breezeway that runs through the middle of the house. None of the walls contain studs and each is only the thickness of a single board. In April of 1861 the building served as the site for the presentation of a battle flag to Saline County’s Company E of the 1st Arkansas Infantry, Confederate States of America. The flag was made by the women of Benton and along with Company E saw action in such battles as Murfreesboro and Chickamauga. In 1863, Union troops occupied Benton. The union officers made the house their official quarters, while the troops were quartered in a fort constructed across the road on what is now the southeast corner of Carpenter and Military roads."
Model and text by Jeffrey Hughey. See in Google Earth Here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

National Civil War Medicine Museum

From wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_Civil_War_Medicine

"The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is a U.S. historic education institution located in Frederick, Maryland. Its focus involves the medical, surgical and nursing practices during the American Civil War (1861-1865).

The 7,000 square-foot museum consists of five immersion exhibits that recreate aspects of Civil War medical issues: life in an army camp, evacuation of the wounded from the battlefront, a field dressing station, a field hospital and a military hospital ward. The exhibits incorporate surviving tools and equipment from the war, including the only known surviving Civil War surgeon’s tent, surgical kits, and items pertaining to veterinary medicine.[3]

In 2006, the museum, in cooperation with the U.S. National Park Service, began operating the Pry House Field Hospital Museum at the Antietam National Battlefield.[4] The same year, the museum made its first foray into book publishing with the release of Robert G. Slawson’s Prologue to Change: African Americans in Medicine in the Civil War Era.[5] The museum is also the organizer for an annual national conference on Civil War-era medicine.[6]"

Address: 48 East Patrick StreetFrederick, MD 21705

Phone: (301) 695-1864

Frederick Hours: Monday — Saturday 10am — 5pm, Sunday 11am — 5pm

Website: www.civilwarmed.org

Model created by drobbins of 3D Services. See it in Google Earth here.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Barbara Fritchie House in Frederick, MD

From wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Fritchie

Barbara Fritchie (née Hauer) (December 3, 1766 – December 18, 1862), also known as Barbara Frietchie, and sometimes spelled Frietschie, was a Unionist during the Civil War. She was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and married John Casper Fritchie, a glove maker, on May 6, 1806.

She was a friend of Francis Scott Key and they participated together in a memorial service at Frederick, Maryland, when George Washington died. A central figure in the history of Frederick, she lived in a house that has, in modern times, become a stop on the town's walking tour. According to one story, at the age of 90 she waved the Union flag in the middle of the street to block, or at least antagonize Stonewall Jackson's troops, as they passed through Frederick in the Maryland Campaign. This event is the subject of John Greenleaf Whittier's poem of 1864, Barbara Frietchie. When Winston Churchill passed through Frederick in 1943, he stopped at the house and recited the poem from memory, an excerpt of which follows.

"Shoot, if you must, this old gray head,But spare your country's flag," she said.A shade of sadness, a blush of shame,Over the face of the leader came;The nobler nature within him stirredTo life at that woman's deed and word;"Who touches a hair of yon gray head Dies like a dog! March on!" he said.

Barbara Fritchie died at the age of 96 and was interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery, in Frederick City.

The model was created by drobbins of 3D Services. See it in Google Earth here.