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July 4, 2013

Gettysburg, 150 years later, and in palm of your hand

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The app covers the major moments, like Pickett’s Charge and Little Round Top, but also the lesser known events of the campaign, like the Battle of Brandy Station, the largest cavalry engagement on U.S. soil.

Although other Civil War battles have been well-chronicled, Gettysburg lends itself to this kind of in-depth treatment, Baker said. It was the largest battle, with 160,000 soldiers and more than 40,000 casualties, and was arguably the pivotal moment of the war.

“It really is high drama,” he said. “The fate of the nation hangs in the balance.”

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