How did artists during the time of the Civil War and its aftermath remember and reflect upon the conflict in a time before film and radio—not to mention TV and the Internet? The answer: cycloramas. Cycloramas were unlike any other memorial to the Civil War at the time. The massive panoramic paintings, usually 50 feet high and at least 400 feet in circumference, were hung in a 360 fashion that allowed visitors to seemingly step inside of a battle in progress.
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More on Gettysburg, Pickett’s Charge, and the Cyclorama
On July 3rd, 2013 the Civil War Trust education department participated in the 150th Anniversary of the Third Day of The Battle of the Gettysburg. Some of the members assumed the role of a Confederate soldiers, while others watched the Charge from the Union point of view.