Sunday, September 13, 2015

Civil War Sunday - The Lost Texts of the Civil War

Today, a light-hearted post.

In 2012, when I visited the Antietam Civil War battlefield in Maryland, I discovered, to my horror, that my Verizon phone had encountered a dead zone. (Apparently, the entire length of I-81 in the states of Maryland and West Virginia are part of this dead zone.  And, as of this spring, that situation still existed.)

It got me to think: what if the Union or Confederate troops were fighting with modern technology and used Verizon as their service?  (maybe there would have been no battle, and maybe that would have been a good thing, considering the horrible casualty toll of this battle.)

Could you imagine a United States Civil War with Internet, texting, and social media?

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has wondered.

For example, I found this blog post "Scouting the Civil War with Cell Phones" which explained about the technology of "cellofonies".

I found out about the Lost Texts of the Battle of Gettysburg of the United States Civil War recently, and (since I am hard at work trying to take care of some personal business), bring them to you for your amusement.

Next week, back to my normal Civil War blogging.


  1. It's fun to imagine various historical events with modern technology. How the world has changed.

  2. Wars are so different these days. To think that one country can annihilate the entire population of another with a press of a button!
    Off to check the links. Thanks, Alana.


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