Tag Archives: Question of the Week
Here at ECW we are a fairly congenial group. Our fearless leader (although he selflessly claims we all lead) Chris Mackowski has a wry sense of humor, and we all have a quirk or two. Most historians do. After all, … Continue reading
What is your favorite story from the Civil War regiment(s) that came from your local area?
Keeping in the spirit of this past weekend’s Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge: What was your greatest or most poignant memory of the sesquicentennial years of the American Civil War?
The Civil War began with a battle over possession of Charleston Harbor, and ended with the surrender of the CSS Shenandoah. Why, then, is the Civil War’s naval aspect so neglected?
Here’s the context: South Carolina votes to remove the Confederate flag…the Army of Northern Virginia’s battle flag is banned from National Cemeteries and Park Service book stores…the Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg has banned the Confederate battle flag from its property…Nathan Bedford Forrest is getting … Continue reading
Should South Carolina remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol? Why/why not?
At Shiloh, Albert Sidney Johnston put himself in harm’s way trying to redeem a reputation bruised by the fall of forts Henry and Donelson two month’s earlier. Because he put himself in a position no general of his rank should … Continue reading
Appomattox was only the beginning. Of the remaining surrenders, which one fascinates you most? Which one do you wish you knew more about?