A little bird in the form of Donald Stoker passed along this link to a new Virginia Tech website put together by James “Bud” Robertson, William “Jack” Davis and J. L. D. “Laurie” Woodruff, The Essential Civil War Curriculum. From the site:
Peer reviewed by today’s foremost Civil War historians, the Essential Civil War Curriculum contains essays, bibliographies and other resources on the 400+ topics which constitute the basic knowledge that should be possessed by any serious student of the Civil War.
One of the tasks for the site is to attract historians (in their eyes, this includes professional historians, PhD students, and competent amateur historians – so this could mean you!) to contribute essays on topics not yet completed. Links in the upper right hand corner of the main page of the site will take you to the completed essays and also provide you with information on essay submissions.
It looks like an ambitious project, and I’m adding it to the recommended links here.