Battle of Atlanta Tour App
The Battle of Atlanta Tour App offers an interactive account of the July 22, 1864 victory by Union forces over Confederate solders during the final year of the Civil War.
The web application guides users to specific places to view physical traces of the battlefield, remnants of a Civil War fort and rifle pit, and monuments to fallen generals on opposing sides. It features 12 stops listed in order of the battlefield events and provides a recommended tour route, driving directions, and parking suggestions. A typical tour takes three hours.
The app's interactive map connects locations with written text, an archive of primary documents, and historical photographs about the battle itself and successive veterans' reunions and commemorations. The project also incorporates insights by participants often marginalized in traditional accounts, including women, slaves, and Union sympathizers.
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
Library and Information Technology Services (LITS)
Robert W. Woodruff Library
|Community Partners||Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum|
|Project Contacts||Battle of Atlanta App website|
ECDS projects advance Emory University's mission through research, pedagogy, publishing, and public scholarship.
|Research||The app utilizes primary documents, historical photos, and original maps.|
The narrative presupposes no prior knowledge of military maneuvers and events and can serve as a classroom resource for understanding a major Civil War battle.
|Publishing||The project features both a long-form, peer-reviewed narrative essay by Daniel Pollack and a user-friendly mobile tour app.|
The app facilitates learning through both in-person and virtual visits.