Category Archives: Question of the Week

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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Question of the Week: 10/2-10/8/17

Do you have a favorite Civil War battle to study in the Trans-Mississippi Region? Or favorite battlefield to visit in that region?

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Question of the Week: 9/25-10/1/17

September 22 was the First Day of Autumn (officially). Do you have a favorite Civil War battle or campaign that took place during the fall months? Why?

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Question of the Week: 9/18-9/24/17

 September 17th was the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. Do you have a favorite regiment or officer who fought at that battle?

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Question of the Week: 9/11-9/17/17

We’re enjoying Kevin Pawlak’s collection of primary sources related to the 1862 Maryland Campaign. So…we had to ask: What’s your all-time favorite primary source from the Civil War? Why?

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Question of the Week: 9/4-9/10/17

Happy Labor Day! We take a moment to think about the work of a common soldier and the camp chores or bivouac duties. If you were a Civil War era soldier, is there a chore or duty you would have … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 8/28-9/3

If you could choose a historical person from the Civil War era to honor with a new monument or memorial, who would you nominate? Why? What history would the monument or memorial teach in a positive and educational way?

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Question Of The Week: 8/21-8/27/17

There have been a lot of hot tempers because of the Confederate monument debate, but we hope we’ve been able to add some thoughtful perspective to the overall discussion. What insights have you gained over the course of the past … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 8/14-8/20/17

What was the first Civil War battlefield or site you visited? (And – if you want to tell – how old were you during that first visit?)

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