Category Archives: Question of the Week

Question of the Week: 2/13-2/19/17

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!)

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The Unexpected Monument

Much to my surprise, I recently ran into the battle of Bentonville—south of Fayetteville.

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Question of the Week: 2/6-2/12/17

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?

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Question of the Week: 1/30-2/5/17

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

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Question of the Week: 1/23-1/29/17

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

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Question of the Week: 1/16-1/22/17

With some states celebrating Lee/Jackson Day this month, we thought it would be a good time to ask the question… Who’s leadership style do you think was best? Lee or Jackson?

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Question of the Week: 1/9/17-1/15/17

Later this week, we have another great post coming up from guest author Doug Crenshaw. Doug is a volunteer interpreter at Richmond National Battlefield, and he’s been taking a look at some of the communications mishaps among commanders during the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 1/2-1/8/17

How about some setting some goals or dreams for the new year? Complete the list for yourself in a comment! In 2017, this Civil War book is #1 on my “to-read” list… In 2017, I’d like to visit (battlefield or … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 12/26-1/1/17

As we reflect and share “Year In Review” from ECW’s blog, we’d like to know… What was your favorite blog post or series of the year?

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Question of the Week: 12/19-12/25/16

If you could spend the holidays at a Civil War headquarters or encampment, whose would you choose? Why?

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