155th Anniversary of the Battle of Cool Springs Commemoration
July 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
155th Anniversary of the Battle of Cool Spring Commemoration is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Springs Battlefield. Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute is commemorating the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Cool Spring with tours, lectures and the unveiling of an augmented reality experience. The augmented reality experience, “Through Their Eyes,” is a collaborative effort between the McCormick Civil War Institute and the Shenandoah Center for Immersive Learning (SCiL).
Visitors will use an iPhone or iPad to float a holographic 3D version of the battlefield above a 2D map. Clickable flags on the map will take users into one-minute experiences of the battle using 360 virtual reality. Visitors will find themselves in a dramatic attack, retreat, camp scene, or the battle’s sorrowful aftermath. More than a dozen scenes were filmed with actors from both Shenandoah and the community. The experience is based on the primary accounts of Union and Confederate soldiers who fought at the Battle of Cool Spring on July 18, 1864. For more information, please visit Battle of Cool Springs, email Jonathan Noyalas at email@example.com, or call 540/665-4501.