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“Valley Of The Shadow” Civil War Web Archive Adds Thousands Of New Documents

September 16, 2003 -- The Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia is pleased to announce the release of a major new version of its award-winning Web archive, “The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War.”

The “Valley of the Shadow” is a digital archive of primary sources that document the lives of 19th century people in Augusta County, Va., and Franklin County, Pa., and is one of the most widely visited Internet sites about the Civil War. Viewers may now explore thousands of new original documents to see what life was like during the Civil War for the men and women of Augusta and Franklin.

This greatly expanded version of the “Valley” contains more than 1,400 letters and diaries, 8,300 newspaper pages, 1,500 military dossiers and battle accounts, 110 GIS-based maps and charts, 700 Civil War images, the 1860 and 1870 censuses, and thousands of other records. The new “Valley” Web site also includes enhanced navigation tools, new timelines for the Civil War era, and full-text searching capabilities.

Please explore the new version of “The Valley of the Shadow”: http://valley.vcdh.virginia.edu

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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