Wrightsville Bridge

Gigapan: Alan Chaffee

The images featured in this issue were taken as part of the Civil War Trails project, a collaborative initiative between The National Civil War Museum, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Department of Community and Economic Development, and Carnegie Mellon University. Civil War Trails connects with broader initiatives of the Department of Tourism to highlight the central Pennsylvania region's rich Civil War history, including the web portal paCivilWarTrails.com.

Guest Editor

Laura Mayfield Tomokiyo is a Project Scientist with the Global Connection project of Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute. Laura led the Carnegie Mellon team in the Civil War Trails project, a joint initiative with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Department of Community and Economic Development and The National Civil War Museum. As a high school student in North Carolina, Laura studied the Civil War with teacher Fred Kiger, and on the class's annual trip to major sites of the Civil War, marched across Gettysburg Battlefield with her classmates. The memory of being in that place, of seeing first-hand the sites of historical scholarship, personal narratives and fallen souls, inspires this selection of panoramas for virtual exploration by students around the country and around the world.

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