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New Civil War app to guide visitors to Manassas

Thursday - 7/14/2011, 4:58am  ET

bull run app (Courtesy of Civil War Trust)
The app lets you experience the battlefield in a different way, (Courtesy of the Civil War Trust)

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - A smartphone application providing a guided tour of Manassas battlefield is making its debut this month, just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's first great battle.

The app announced by the Civil War Trust uses GPS technology and Apple's iPhone platform. The Bull Run Battle App will help guide tourists through the northern Virginia battleground using audio, video and animated content.

The new application made its formal debut July 12 at Manassas National Battlefield.

The re-enactment of the First Battle of Manassas will be held July 23 and 24, with thousands of re-enactors expected to participate.


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