Category Archives: Question of the Week

Question of the Week: 11/28-12/4/16

What’s your favorite historical account/story from a winter encampment?

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Question of the Week: 11/21-11/27/16

There are many primary sources that are incredibly helpful to historians…and we should be grateful for those who took the time to record their observations and thoughts. Who would you want to thank for writing a memoir, diary, letter, or … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/14-11/20/16

Was the Union blockage of the South legal? Was it effective in the tactical objective of stopping commerce? Did it achieve the strategic goal of significantly reducing Confederate resources, morale, and military capability, and thereby facilitating victory?  

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Question of the Week: 11/7-11/13/16

What is your favorite late autumn battle, campaign, or other military movement to study? Note: “late autumn” refers to October, November, and the very beginning of December.

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Question of the Week: 10/31/-11/6/16

What’s the spookiest story you’ve read or heard about the Civil War?

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Question of the Week: 10/24-10/30/16

Join the discussion for ECW’s special blog series “1860’s Politics.” In your opinion, what was the most important political event of the war?

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Question of the Week: 10/17-10/23/16

Join the fun… Meg Groeling and Sarah Kay Bierle were talking about quote-able lines from movies. So here’s some Civil War pop-culture: What’s your favorite quote-able line from Gone With The Wind?

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Question of the Week: 10/10-10/16/16

“Victories are not always measured by comparative losses. It is the effect on the enemy’s plans and future strategy which is the ultimate criterion.” (Major General S. W. Kirby, 1960) Is this theory correct? Are there any Civil War battles … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/3-10/9/16

What is the most unselfish battlefield act of the Civil War?

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Question of the Week: 9/26-10/2/16

Would you consider Vicksburg a combined campaign? How dependent was General Grant on the naval forces of Admiral David D. Porter?

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