Category Archives: Question of the Week

Question of the Week: 2/12-2/18/18

Today is the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday! In your opinion, what character quality or actions made Lincoln one of the most remembered and honored presidents in U.S. History?

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Question of the Week: 1/15-1/21/18

Today is the Martin Luther King, Jr., national holiday. One of the themes the National Park Service developed during the Civil War Sesquicentennial was “From Civil War to Civil Rights.” What Civil War/Civil Rights connections have you seen in your … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 1/8-1/14/18

The first days of January 2018 marked the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River. Do you have a favorite general or unit from that battle? Why?

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Question of the Week: 12/25-12/30/17

From Christmases past or present, do you have a favorite Civil War related gift that you have received?

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Question of the Week: 12/18-12/24/17

If you could spend Christmas “back in time” during the Civil War, in what city and what year would you choose to celebrate? Why?

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Question of the Week: 12/11-12/17/18

In your opinion, who was the best general or officer at the Battle of Fredericksburg? Why?

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Question of the Week: 12/4-12/10/17

It’s holiday season… What Civil War book is on your wish list? Or is there a Civil War Christmas book that you’d recommend?

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Question of the Week: 11/27-12/4/17

It’s CyberMonday! Time to start shopping for great deals (on new history books, of course). Our question today is a little wishfully ideal, but have fun with your answers: If you could purchase any item from the Civil War era … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/20-11/26/17

In November 1862, Union General Burnside began his advance toward Richmond, only to stop across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg to wait for the delayed pontoon bridges. In Burnside’s situation, what would you have done if you were the commanding … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/13-11/19/17

On November 19, 1863, President Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. Although some weren’t impressed in 1863, the speech is now cherished by many folks and considered one of the most famous addresses in U.S. History. Why is the Gettysburg Address … Continue reading

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