HOT BLAST: Ever heard of that little town called Gettysburg?
Jul 02, 2013 | 2104 views |  0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Today is the 150th anniversary of day 2 of the Battle of Gettysburg, so those who care about that part of American history are going bonkers over the trove of new online features available this week.

Here are a few of the best; the first two stand out:

  • The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's interactive feature is, hands-down, the best new journalism on the Web about the battle. Wonderful writing and brilliant design.
  • The Smithsonian has posted an extremely detailed day-by-day map of the battle that uses geology and topography for insight into the decisions the generals faced.
  • Accuweather has written about the weather's effect on the battle. (It was July. It was hot.)
  • The Washington Post has a wonderful feature story on an eccentric historian who has solved all sorts of Gettysburg mysteries by studying photographs.
  • The Wall Street Journal has posted a photo gallery of the faces of Gettysburg. (Dig the beards!)
  • The Washington Post has also written about the thousands of Gettysburg artifacts hidden away in the museum's basement. 
  • The Diplomat has even written about what was happening in Asia at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg.
-- Phillip Tutor

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