The Valley of the Shadow

War Diaries , Military Records , Chambersburg , Pennsylvania , Staunton , Virginia , Battle Maps , Class Projects

The Valley of the Shadow Project is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources of information created during the period before, during, and after the Civil War in Augusta County, Virginia and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Sources include diaries, newspapers, maps, photographs, church records, populations cenuss and official records, all transcribed for use on the web. " Students can explore every dimension of the conflict and write their own histories, reconstructing the life stories of women, African Americans, farmers, politicians, soldiers, and families. The project is intended for secondary schools, community colleges, libraries, and universities. " There is a good tour of the site to orientate users to the wealth of information available on this site.

Virginia Center for Digital History

University of Virginia



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