American Civil War Gazette

American Civil War Gazette


With the advent of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War (ACW) upon us, this is a simple app + widget that will unfold the news headlines and events of the ACW in real-time as they occurred.

This app recreates the experience of what it would have been like to read the headlines and news stories unfolding day-by-day... much like the BBC or New York Times widget do for news today.

American Civil War Gazette incorporates articles from both Northern and Southern newspapers. However, with the advantage of hindsight ACW Gazette attempts to have the stories reveal on the date (and time where possible) of the actual events rather than on the actual date of publication... which was often several days after the actual event.

To add the widget to your home screen, find a screen that has one complete row clear and hold your finger on the screen until the "Add to Home" menu pops up.

Then, select "Widget" and "American Civil War Gazette". The widget is live and will update every 30 minutes.

To see the full article, tap on the widget.

Hopefully, you will find this little experiment intriguing, educational and/or insightful.

The following are a few of the newspapers represented:
- New York Tribune
- New York Herald
- Brooklyn Daily Eagle
- National Republican
- New York Times
- Richmond Dispatch
- Charleston Mercury
- Jacksonville Republican
- New Orleans Delta
- New Orleans Picayune
- Montgomery Advertiser
- Baltimore Sun
- St. Louis Republican
- Mobile Tribune
- Boston Journal
- Galveston News
- London Times
- New York Day Book
- New York Express
- Missouri Democrat
- Harrisburg Patriot
- &c.

Recent changes:
Added automatic rollover to 1861 when articles end on June 30, 1865.
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About American Civil War Gazette
With the advent of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War (ACW) upon us, this is a simple app + widget that will unfold the news headlines and events of the ACW in real-time as they occurred.

This app recreates the experience of what it would have been like to read the headlines and news stories unfolding day-by-day... much like the BBC or New York Times widget do for news today.

American Civil War Gazette incorporates articles from both Northern and Southern newspapers. However, with the advantage of hindsight ACW Gazette attempts to have the stories reveal on the date (and time where possible) of the actual events rather than on the actual date of publication... which was often several days after the actual event.

To add the widget to your home screen, find a screen that has one complete row clear and hold your finger on the screen until the "Add to Home" menu pops up.

Then, select "Widget" and "American Civil War Gazette". The widget is live and will update every 30 minutes.

To see the full article, tap on the widget.

Hopefully, you will find this little experiment intriguing, educational and/or insightful.

The following are a few of the newspapers represented:
- New York Tribune
- New York Herald
- Brooklyn Daily Eagle
- National Republican
- New York Times
- Richmond Dispatch
- Charleston Mercury
- Jacksonville Republican
- New Orleans Delta
- New Orleans Picayune
- Montgomery Advertiser
- Baltimore Sun
- St. Louis Republican
- Mobile Tribune
- Boston Journal
- Galveston News
- London Times
- New York Day Book
- New York Express
- Missouri Democrat
- Harrisburg Patriot
- &c.

Recent changes:
Added automatic rollover to 1861 when articles end on June 30, 1865.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
5 days ago
Impressive app
A Google User
5 days ago
DON'T UPDATE!!!!!! NOT NOW Update (7/1/2015) doesn't show any articles since 1861. I hope it's a bug but why after getting early post-war articles? Was hoping to get at least 1866 articles for beginning of Reconstruction.
A Google User
6 days ago
Great insight Very interesting to see contemporary commentary
A Google User
6 days ago
January 2015 Update Ruined App Used app for 3 years but update forced 01May15 because articles format changed. Now I get 3/4 th inch of text overlap down left boarder that hinders reading. Can no longer have the text read to me. Changes made to the app have made it unusable on 4.0 and 4.1 devices. Copy/Paste functions have been disabled (preventing blind use by listing to it instead). True for daily free and paid months articles. Was a great app running older versions up to 01May15.
A Google User
Jun 12, 2015
Very cool idea Really gives us readers a sense of what people were feeling at the time, in a way a textbook cannot. In fact, these articles are primary historical sources for those who study the era, now accessible to anyone. Awesome!
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