Category Archives: Question of the Week

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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Question of the Week: 11/6-11/12/17

We’ve been sharing some of the history surrounding markers, monuments, or memorials on battlefields or at historic sites. Is there a particular battlefield or historic marker that has been helpful or especially meaningful in your Civil War studies? Why?

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Question of the Week: 10/30-11/5/17

What’s the most **haunting quote from the Civil War? If you feel like it, share why it is so important/memorable to you. **That quote that you just can’t forget – doesn’t need to have anything to do with ghosts, ghoulies, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/23-10/29/17

Last week, we asked about your favorite biography of a Union general. And to keep those book reviews and bookshelves balanced – well, you can probably guess this week’s question: In your opinion, what’s the best biography of a Confederate … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/16-10/22/17

In your opinion, what’s the best biography of a Union general? What makes it “the best”?

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Question of the Week: 10/9-10/15/17

Have you visited a Civil War era fort (coastal or inland)? Which one or ones?

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