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The Battles of Kernstown, McDowell, Front Royal, Winchester, Cross Keys, Port Republic were fought during the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. In your opinion, which was most significant to the campaign and why?
Who is your favorite Civil War nurse? Why? (And don’t forget both men and women served as nurses in Civil War hospitals.)
The Trans-Mississippi theater of the war encompasses the region and military actions west of the Mississippi River. Who is your favorite commander in that area? Why? And if you need a reminder for some of the major campaigns and actions, … Continue reading
Happy Presidents’ Day! Though originally established to celebrate George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays, it is now sometimes enlarged to remember all U.S. Presidents. So…who is your favorite Civil War veteran who served as U.S. President? Why? (Ulysses S. Grant, … Continue reading
Who is your favorite abolitionist from the Antebellum or Civil War years? Why?
The capture of Forts Henry and Donelson by a combined Union army and naval force in February 1862 opened a military path in the western theater and scored a morale victory for the north. In your opinion, what would have … Continue reading
Did you know that Tennessee ranks second on the state list for most Civil War battles? (Virginia was #1, in case you’re wondering.) So…which battle or campaign in Tennessee do you think was most important? Why?
What is your favorite primary source from the Civil War? How has it helped your studies or why is it special to you?
January 11 was a historic day in Civil War history and some of the happenings have a twist of irony: 1861 – Alabama seceded 1861 – South Carolina demanded Fort Sumter’s surrender; Major Anderson said no. 1864 – John B. … Continue reading
It’s a new year…so what’s on your 2019 Civil War History bucket list?