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Civil War app takes on Virginia's Chancellorsville

Monday - 11/21/2011, 8:38am  ET

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) - History teams up with technology when officials unveil the latest Civil War app, this one for Chancellorsville.

The Civil War trust and state and local officials will debut the smartphone application Monday at the Chancellorsville Visitor Center in Spotsylvania.

The application uses GPS technology and Apple's iPhone platform to help visitors locate and learn more about the Chancellorsville battlefield.

The app is one of several using audio, video and animated content to explain key battles in the Civil War.


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