World Book</li></ul>Online Resources:<br /><ul><li>Michigan and the Civil War: http://seekingmichigan.org/civil-war
Sponsored by the Archives of Michigan, Seeking Michigan brings together Michigan historical resources for your perusal
Favorite Feature: This website is interactive as well as informative. Check out videos of Civil War re-enactors, find events online, and even post your own photos of Civil War era monuments in your area
The Civil War: http://www.nps.gov/features/waso/cw150th/
Created by the National Parks Service, here you can follow along with the Civil War day-by-day.
Favorite Feature: Are you interested in what the experts think about the Civil War? Look to the “Reflections” section for articles by the best professors, authors, and other authorities on the Civil War.
The Valley of the Shadow: http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/
Compiled by the Virginia Center for Digital History and the University of Virginia Library, this resource follows one southern and one northern community from John Brown’s Raid through Resconstruction
Favorite Feature: Try the Valley Timeline to get a good sense of what is going on locally, state-wide, and nationally
Civil War Widows Pension: http://www.footnote.com/documents/115520748/civil_war_widows_pensions/
A scan of the Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861 - ca. 1910 from the National Archives
Favorite Feature: You get to see the actual text on this document (no transcription). So, enjoy all of the extras of seeing an extra piece of paper. Find added notes; enjoy people’s handwriting (or don’t enjoy it). Use the bar on the left side of the document to zoom in and out and to adjust other settings.
The Civil War on PBS: http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/
This website was made in conjunction with Ken Burn’s documentary, “The Civil War”. While it is a commercial page, it has excellent information and is easy to navigate.
Favorite Feature: Check out the “In the Classroom” section. Even if you are not a teacher, you’ll get tips on things like researching the Civil War in your own town and links to collections from place like the Library of Congress.
Civil War Maps: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/civil_war_maps/
“Civil War Maps brings together materials from three premier collections: the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia.”
Favorite Feature: Look at a few different maps and understand the different ways that maps were drawn and the different information that those maps contain. Then, check out the essay, “History of Mapping the Civil War” and read about mapping.
Also try “Selected Civil War Photographs”, also from the Library of Congress: http://international.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html
Making of America: http://digital.library.cornell.edu/m/moawar/waro.html
By Cornell University, this resource holds a collection of Civil War documents that have been digitized
Favorite Feature: The relatively simple searches helps you to find exactly what you need while searching a variety of documents.</li></ul>Finally, if you’re interested in seeing some great photographs, check out National Geographic’s “Fort Sumter: the Spark of War”: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/04/pictures/110407-fort-sumter-spark-of-war/ <br />