What do Missouri and Virginia have in common? They are both two of the places profiled on the Library of Congress' "Places in History" site. This remarkable site brings together maps and other primary documents to profile interesting places across the broad span of American history. Currently, there are six entries, including First Battle of Bull Run, Rich Mountain and Vicinity, and Gulf Coast. This last feature is a great place to begin, as it includes several key maps and charts that document the Gulf Coast in Florida around the beginning of the Civil War. Along with these items, there is a listing of related resources at the Library. Visitors shouldn't miss the Extra Session of Congress area as it provides some great historical background on the extra session of Congress called by President Abraham Lincoln for July 4, 1861 that would discuss the Civil War.