I’m not sure what to make of this, but…

The Library of Congress announced Tuesday that it will launch [a] blog [of] diaries, letters and other writings pulled from its collection. It will chronicle the sacrifices and accomplishments of both North and South to accompany a major new exhibit, “The Civil War in America.”

The idea is for historical figures to “blog” the Civil War in their own voices through their own correspondence from the period. This will either be really good or really cheesy. I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with this. The potential is certainly there; the LOC holds a significant amount of source material to pull from to say the least. November 12 is the opening date for the exhibit and website.

(image/American Treasure’s Gallery, Andreas Praefcke)