I received an email yesterday announcing The Civil War in Art – http://civilwarinart.org/. While it seems geared toward teachers and students (there are links to lesson plans and classroom projects), I found it to be an interesting resource. We don’t often think about what art says about how we think about ourselves – and rarely think about it during wartime – though postwar art and what it says about how the war was viewed has been examined. (I think of Gary Gallagher’s, “Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten:How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War”.)
If you have a chance check out the site.