I’d like to make a recommendation for a fascinating series on the New York Times web site. The series is called Disunion, and is a daily blog about the Civil War, we being now in the 150th anniversary of that conflict. The articles deal with various historical details about the war and the people involved. There is also an excellent Timeline that provides links to the archives from the NYT of the day.
If you are a history buff, I think you will find this fascinating.
I have been following the series on Facebook (I’m thinking on an article about FB sometime soon). I imagine they have an RSS feed also.