Category Archives: Question of the Week

Question of the Week: 8/15-8/21/22

One of our guest authors asks: What are some underrated or overlooked books about the American Civil War? He says, “I’m always surprised when I come across a title that has been out for a while, and that I find … Continue reading

Posted in Question of the Week | Tagged , | 28 Comments

Question of the Week: 8/8-814/22

What’s your favorite “What If” connected to the American Civil War?

Posted in Question of the Week | Tagged , | 28 Comments

Question of the Week: 8/1-8/7/22

With the ECW Symposium coming up this weekend in Central Virginia, near Fredericksburg and in Spotsylvania County… What are your favorite, unique Civil War sites to visit around the Fredericksburg area? (Or within a 20 mile radius of Fredericksburg!)

Posted in Question of the Week | Tagged , | 12 Comments

Question of the Week: 7/25-7/31/22

Do you have a favorite cannon on a battlefield? (Could be a cannon and its location or the actual type/size of artillery piece)

Posted in Question of the Week | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

Question of the Week: 7/18-7/24/22

Historic structures still stand on some battlefields. Do you have a favorite historical building preserved on hallowed ground?

Posted in Question of the Week | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

Question of the Week: 7/11-7/17/22

It’s been a while since we’ve looked at the book stacks… What Civil War books are you reading this summer?

Posted in Question of the Week | Tagged , | 31 Comments

Question of the Week: 7/4-7/10/22

In your opinion, what’s the best quote from the Battle of Gettysburg? (Not the movie quotes.)

Posted in Battles, Question of the Week | Tagged , | 21 Comments

Question of the Week: 6/27-7/3/22

It’s a classic question, but it’s worth revisiting this time of year… In your opinion, which is the more significant turning point? Gettysburg. Vicksburg. Both. Or neither.

Posted in Question of the Week | Tagged , , | 40 Comments

Question of the Week: 6/20-6/26/22

Do you know of some unpublished primary sources that are historical treasures? Can you give us a little explanation or preview in the comments?

Posted in Primary Sources, Question of the Week | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Echoes of Reconstruction: The Spread of Juneteenth Celebrations Throughout Texas

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog. I had never heard of Juneteenth until I was attending college in Buffalo, New York in 1977. Friends asked me if I was going to stay after … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Newspapers, Question of the Week | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments