What's New

***This update fixes a problem some users experienced with the date not advancing past April 6, 1865***

The war is (almost) over! This new update continues with the daily content updates until April 26, but also makes the 4+ years of daily stories, video, photos and maps easily accessible:

• A date picker for quickly jumping to a specific day
• A timeline that shows cards for the 30 most important events of the war
• A timeline slider to easily browse periods of the war
• The app has been fully re-engineered for better performance, numerous bug fixes and iOS 8 compliance.
• Big thanks to all the folks who have been checking out the CWT app for the past 4 years! HISTORY salutes you!
• We welcome your comments: [email protected]

App Description

150 years after the start of the American Civil War, HISTORY presents The Civil War Today, an award-winning app created exclusively for the iPad. For less than one penny per day you can experience the war as it unfolded, one day at a time, with daily updates that let you live the events in “real-time” over the course of four years.

***Member of the iTunes App Store Essentials Hall of Fame***

***iTunes App of the Week selection***

The Civil War Today leverages the iPad multi-touch interface to enable app users to feel and explore thousands of original documents, photos, maps, diary entries, quotes, and newspaper broadsheets like never before.

The Civil War Today includes:
• Daily Civil War updates from April 12, 2011 through April 26, 2015. The app content updates ONE DAY AT A TIME, precisely mirroring the events of 150 years ago
• “In the Headlines” featuring newspapers from every day of the war.
• Running tallies of the North and South casualty counts.
• “A Day in the Life” with personal letters and diary entries from 15 individuals including Abraham Lincoln, Horatio Nelson Taft, and Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut.
• Photo of the day and photo galleries.
• Quote of the day.
• Articles and video on featured topics.
• Authentic period maps from key battlegrounds.
• Daily North-South quiz.
• Detailed background scenes that put you in the time and place of the Civil War. (Northern city, Southern plantation, Western frontier town, military camp).
• Twitter integration to send a telegram via morse code.
• Airplay integration for viewing of app video via Apple TV.
• Advanced multi-finger gesture functionality and custom toolbar for deep navigation.

Witness the Civil War play out 150 years later, one day at a time, in this first-of-its-kind app.

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • April 14, 2015 New version 2.0.1
  • April 16, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • June 23, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • April 19, 2013 New version 1.2.3
  • February 22, 2013 New version 1.2.2
  • October 13, 2012 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99
  • October 12, 2012 Price increase: $2.99 -> $5.99
  • August 14, 2012 New version 1.2.1
  • June 16, 2012 New version 1.2
  • June 11, 2012 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99
  • March 27, 2012 New version 1.1.1
  • March 21, 2012 New version 1.1
  • September 21, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $5.99
  • July 26, 2011 Price increase: $4.99 -> $7.99
  • July 19, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
  • July 07, 2011 Initial release

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