It was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. From July 1-3, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg raged in South Central Pennsylvania and 165,000 Americans took up arms against each other. The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia led by General Robert E. Lee repeatedly attacked fortified positions held by Union General George G. Meade’s Army of the Potomac. At the battle’s conclusion, the Union had won a decisive victory and more than 51,000 men had been killed, wounded, missing or captured. Gettysburg represented the High Water Mark for the Confederacy and served as the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln’s famed Gettysburg Address.
InSite Gettysburg features seven Augmented Reality scenes, including President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. In one of InSite’s most captivating AR scenes, visitors are taken back in time to November 19, 1863, as they join the crowd of spectators and watch President Lincoln dedicate the Soldiers’ National Cemetery with his immortal speech.
Other AR scenes included in InSite Gettysburg are: the Iron Brigade; Burning of the Sherfy Farm; Aftermath of the Wheatfield; Sharpshooters on Little Round Top; Artillery Barrage preceding Pickett’s Charge; and the High Water Mark.
InSite Gettysburg is VisiTime’s flagship interactive iPad tour and offers rental iPads for touring the Gettysburg Battlefield. InSite’s tour system uses GPS to track your location on the battlefield and enhances the Gettysburg National Military Park’s sixteen-stop auto tour with content–rich site descriptions, augmented reality, live video and sound effects, and many other features. With the much-anticipated 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in July 2013, InSite Gettysburg’s iPad tour provides first-time and return visitors a chance to experience Gettysburg like never before.