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Question of the Week: July 20, 2015

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?

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Question of the Week: July 13, 2015—The Confederate Culture Wars

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

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Who Won the Sesquicentennial?

Just as the last reenactment ink was dry on the last reenactment surrender, all heck seemed to break loose across the nation: police were accused of killing black men–young and old, the Confederate Southern Cross ignited fear and loathing, and … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for June 22, 2015

Should South Carolina remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol? Why/why not?

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Question of the Week: June 8, 2014

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

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Question of the Week for April 13, 2015

Appomattox was only the beginning. Of the remaining surrenders, which one fascinates you most? Which one do you wish you knew more about?

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Question of the Week: March 30, 2015

Last week at Pamplin Historical Park we poured a small base to support a new monument hewn from Vermont granite. It will commemorate the six men from the Green Mountain State who received the Medal of Honor for their actions … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: February 23

This week’s question comes from Chris Kolakowski: Throughout my career I have drawn great lessons and inspiration from historical personalities and events. From the Civil War, General Grant’s campaign against Vicksburg stands out for me in this regard. What Civil War … Continue reading

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Question of the Week-16 February 2015

This edition of Question of the Week comes from our own Dan Welch: Was there a defining or pivotal political moment in 1865 or was the end of slavery and the restoration of the Union inevitable by then?

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Question of the Week: February 2, 2015

Saturday, January 31 marked the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, abolishing slavery. The Fourteenth and Fifteenth would grant former slaves citizenship and give them the right to vote. I have called the Thirteenth Amendment “arguably the … Continue reading

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