Category Archives: Question of the Week
Recent blog posts – Thinking About Historic Graveyards by Sarah Kay Bierle and ECW Weekender: Congressional Cemetery by Ryan Quint – inspired this week’s inquiry: Do you have a favorite historical graveyard to visit?
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up this week, we thought it’d be a good time to ask… Do you have a favorite Irish-American regiment, commander, or soldier from the Civil War?
We happen to be spending a little time at the beginning of this week exploring the Seven Days battles in late June-early July 1862. Which of the Seven Days is most interesting to you? Why?
Who is your favorite Civil War era admiral or captain? Why?
In February 1862 – Forts Henry and Donelson fell to combined Union land and river attack forces, resulting in a major victory for the Union. Which commander – Union or Confederate – is most interesting to you during the Henry/Donelson campaign? Why?
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner… Do you have a favorite real-life love story from the Civil War era? (No fictional characters!)
Much to my surprise, I recently ran into the battle of Bentonville—south of Fayetteville.
Ryan Quint’s new book on the Battle of Monocacy has us thinking about “lesser-known battles.” What’s your favorite lesser-known battle to study or battlefield to visit?
On January 31, 1862, General “Stonewall” Jackson signed a letter requesting to return to Virginia Military Institute or offering to submit his resignation. The message was prompted by orders for Jackson to return a complaining subordinate to the headquarters city, … Continue reading
During the end of 1861 and beginning of 1862, some of President Lincoln’s cabinet members expressed doubt about General George B. McClellan’s leadership and strategies? There were discussions and questions about replacing him. Who would’ve been a good replacement for … Continue reading