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Civil War Trust


For Immediate Release: 11/26/12

Media Advisory: Civil War Trust Launches "Bull Run Battle App" Optimized for iPad

bullrun250(Washington) – On Monday, November 26, 2012, officials from the Civil War Trust announced the release of a new offering in its popular Battle App series of free, multimedia, GPS-enabled historical tours. The “Bull Run Battle App” now becomes the first in the series to be tailored specifically to iPad devices.

The app, now available for download in the iTunes store as “Bull Run HD,” enables users to experience the first major land battle of the American Civil War in an unprecedented way. Although versions of each previous app are compatible with both Apple and Android devices, the release of the new format provides enhanced features for iPad users. Like its predecessors, the iPad app features include a detailed, GPS-enabled, battlefield map highlighting a wealth of virtual signs and other points of interest. Within this extensive offering are videos from top historians, primary source audio recreations, detailed accounts of the battle, modern and historic photos, and a detailed set of reference materials. Learn more at www.civilwar.org/bullrunipad.

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The Trust’s ongoing Battle App project is made possible through the cooperation and generous support of the Virginia Department of Transportation.  As the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War continues, VDOT has committed to underwriting these Battle Apps to encourage residents and visitors alike to explore the Commonwealth’s outstanding historic resources.

WHAT:    Release of Bull Run Battle App optimized for iPad

WHO:     Civil War Trust

WHEN:    Released Monday November 26, 2012

To date, nearly 90,000 people have downloaded Trust Battle Apps, which cover the battles of: Antietam, Bull Run, Cedar Creek, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg: Devil’s Den & Little Round Top, Malvern Hill, Petersburg and Second Manassas.  Individual Battle Apps can be easily downloaded from a mobile device via Apple’s App Store or the Android’s Google Play marketplace.  Once the basic app is installed, users can then chose to fully download the audio and video elements to their device or to have that media streamed to you as you visit the different historical sites.  For more information about the content, use and availability of GPS-enable Civil War Trust Battle Apps, please visit www.civilwar.org/battleapps.

The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States.  Its goal is to preserve our nation’s endangered Civil War sites and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds through education and heritage tourism.  To date, the Trust has preserved more than 34,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states.  Please visit the Trust’s website at www.civilwar.org, the home of the Civil War sesquicentennial.

Contacts

  • Jim Campi, (202) 367-1861, ext 7205
  • Mary Koik, (202) 367-1861, ext 7231

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