Welcome to the Battle of Atlanta: A Tour of History and Remembrance. This web app provides you with information about the Battle of Atlanta and directions to reach the locations important to the battle.

This web app is intended for use with smartphones while retracing the battle route. However, it also works with tablets and computer web browsers.

We anticipate that most people will drive to the stops on the Battle of Atlanta tour. We strongly recommend touring the Battle of Atlanta in groups of two or more. This allows one person to drive while others read the directions and historical information.

Title Page

The Title Page is first page you see when loading the web app. To begin using the app, click "Start Tour." This will take you to the app’s Home Page.

Home Page

The Battle of Atlanta’s Home Page includes:

  • An Introduction to the tour
  • A list of Tour Stops
  • A Map Overview
  • A Menu in the upper right corner

Introduction

Clicking on “Introduction” brings you to a brief introduction to the battle and the web app. The Introduction emphasizes the importance of physically exploring the spaces of the Battle of Atlanta and how the web app has been designed to make this possible.

Clicking on the map in the upper right corner will show you the Map Overview of the tour with all the numbered tour stops. When opening the Map Overview page for the first time, you will be asked if you want to share your current location with the Battle web app. Sharing your location allows the app to show where you are in relation to the tour stops. We do not store any information about your location.

If you share your location with the web app, it will be represented by a blue dot on the map.

To navigate to the first tour stop, click “Next Stop” on the bottom of the Introduction page. To return to the Home Page, click “Home” in the upper left corner.

List of Tour Stops

On the Home Page you can scroll through the list of tour stops. To see more information about each tour stop, click on its title.

Map Overview

By clicking Map Overview at the bottom of the Home Page, you can see the locations of all the stops on the Battle of Atlanta tour.

If you click on a particular tour stop, you will see a pop-up description of that stop. By clicking the title of each stop, you can learn immediately about that stop.

To return to the list of tour stops, click “Tour Stops” at the bottom of the Map Overview or click “Back” in the upper left corner.

Menu
Clicking on “Menu” in the upper right corner provides three options: 

  • “About” provides information about the Battle of Atlanta web app, including the Battle of Atlanta team and the technologies used for building the app.
  • “Instructions” provides detailed directions for using the app.
  • “Companion Article” provides a link to the essay “The Battle of Atlanta: History and Remembrance” by Daniel A. Pollock at the peer-reviewed, open-access journal Southern Spaces. The content of the Battle of Atlanta web app is condensed from this extensive article. 

From each of these Menu pages, you can click “Back” in the upper left corner to return to the Home Page.

Tour Stops
Each tour stop page consists of two parts: History and Directions. The History page always appears first. The Directions page is accessible by clicking the map in the upper right corner.

Once on the Directions page, you can return to the History page by clicking the upper right corner.

From either the History or Directions page, you can return to the list of tour stops by clicking “Home” in the upper left corner.

History Page
Each History page features a one-sentence summary of what happened at the tour stop and a short historical narrative.  

Each History page begins with a brief video that gives an overview of what happened at that tour stop. Play the video by clicking on it.

In addition to the video, each History page has historical images, maps, and other documents to explore. Access them by swiping or using the arrow buttons.

You can learn more about each image by tapping on it. A caption appears, as well as the option to view a larger version of the image. Tap on the link to view the larger image, which allows you to zoom for additional details. Return to the History page by clicking the "X" in the upper right corner.

You can get to the previous or next stop’s History page by clicking either “Prev Stop” or “Next Stop” at the bottom of the page.

You can always return to the overview of tour stops by clicking “Home” in the upper left of each History page.

Directions Page

The Directions page features three different tabs: Map, Directions, and Notes.

From the Directions page, you can return to the History page by clicking the upper right corner.

You can get to the previous or next stop’s History page by clicking either “Prev Stop” or “Next Stop” at the bottom of the page.

You can also return to the overview of tour stops by clicking “Home” in the upper left corner of each History page.

Map Tab
If you have shared your location, the Map tab shows where you currently are (point A) and the location of the chosen stop on the tour (point B). You can zoom in and out. Once you start traveling, the map will NOT automatically update your location. To have the map show your present location, click “Refresh Map.”

On the Map tab you can also select your mode of transportation from the menu above the map. The default for the Battle of Atlanta web app is driving. You can also choose walking, bicycling, or transit. Once you have chosen your form of transportation, the app will remember that choice for subsequent stops.

Directions Tab
If you have shared your location, the Directions tab will provide you with point-by-point directions to reach the tour stop. The directions will be for the mode of transportation you chose in the Map tab.

The Directions tab for each stop begins with a short description of where you are going, followed by point-by-point directions.

Below the directions is the physical address of where you are going. You can use this address with a GPS or a mapping application of your choice to reach the tour stop.

Notes Tab
The Notes tab for each stop provides additional navigational information.

A map provides parking information, marked in blue. Pinpoints on the map correspond to text instructions to help orient you to the stop.

You can view a larger version of the map by clicking on it, and you can zoom in and out of this larger version. To return to the Notes tab, click the “Back” button on your browser.

The Notes tab also provides one or more images to help orient you to the chosen stop.