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Google Earth Tour of the Lincoln Assassination

by fifer1863 on February 2, 2015

Using Google Earth to Tour the Lincoln Assassination

You know that I am a huge fan of Google Earth. Lately I have really enjoyed creating tours of various locations like the Rose Woods and Devil’s Den in Gettysburg.  With the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, I thought I would offer a Google Earth tour of the events surrounding the assassination.

The tour focuses on the last days of President Lincoln and his killer, the famed actor John Wilkes Booth.

You can download the KMZ (zipped) file for yourself and enjoy the tour.  If you’d like to open the file on your iPad, use this KMZ link.

You can read my other posts about the Lincoln Assassination HERE, HERE and HERE.


Google Earth and Devils Den

by fifer1863 on September 23, 2014

Using original photographs and Google Earth to Explore the Battle of Gettysburg

In an effort to continue my exploration of original Gettysburg photographs using Google Earth, I have created a new video on exploring some of the famous locations in Devil’s Den.  Be sure to check out my Rose Woods video and other videos on my YouTube Channel.  You can find all of the original photos via the Library of Congress website.

If you’d like to download the Google Earth file for this video, you can find it at:  Devil’s Den KMZ file.



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Exploring the Rose Farm with Google Earth

by fifer1863 on July 22, 2014

I am often asked about where the Rose Woods is in Gettysburg and how others can find it when they visit.  Well, I took a few minutes and created a video showing you exactly where the Rose Woods is in Gettysburg and where you can find the famous photographs of the dead soldiers.



If you would like the KMZ file for Google Earth, you can download it HERE.



Civil War Battlefield Markers website

March 14, 2011

Here is a cool link that I cam across recently, a database of battlefield and historical markers. According to the website, “Listed here are blog entries, pages, and links to marker lists which detail the historical markers located on Civil War battlefields.” It goes on to say, “The intent is to offer “virtual tours” of the […]

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Pa Civil War Trails, Google Earth and Gigapan

April 29, 2009

I’m starting to use Google Earth more and more these days for different projects and presentations.  So in addition to previous posts related to Google Earth, I was looking around for some resources today and happened onto the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails website.  One of the cool things I noticed is that they now have […]

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