I received an email from a good friend about a project that his son has undertaken, to blog along with the Civil War, 150 years after the fact. I think that this is an amazing project, allowing us to experience the war unfold in time. While we can't experience the grinding monotony of Civil War life, the tension as massive Armies move about by rail and sea, and the political gamesmanship of the era, this will give us a glimpse of the span of effort across time of our bloodiest war.
The US Civil War is still a valuable referrence to anyone studying the art of war. The successes and mistakes of the first true modern war are worth reflecting upon. Not simply because those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it, but because when those lessons from the Civil War are applied to the Korean war, it makes sense that some tactics and strategies are truly timeless.
So please pass the link around, this is a project that deserves support. Already there are enough posts to read that I'll be playing catch up for a bit. As always, please be respectful, this isn't the time to refight the Civil War on a young persons blog, but to learn from it.