History in Motion

by Fred Ray on December 27, 2008 · 1 comment

A very cool site using flash animation to illustrate Civil War battles and campaigns, such as Stonewall Jackson’s ’62 Valley campaign. I’ve always thought that the static battle maps that we see in books do not really tell the story. Battles are interactive processes—moves are met by counter-moves in real time. You really need an animation to see what was going on. Drop by for a look and slip ’em a buck or two to keep things going.


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Linda W. January 2, 2009 at 12:25 am

Great tip! I found the visual part of the animations to be excellent. The sound-effects vary; sometimes sounding comical.


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