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If you could receive a personal letter from a historical person in the Civil War era, who would you like to receive one from?
What was the most important naval engagement or campaign of the war? Why?
The theme at Emerging Civil War’s Symposium last weekend was “Great Attacks of the Civil War.” Is there a particular attack that stands out to you in Civil War history? Why?
Have you see the movie “Free State of Jones”? For those who have, what did you think of it? For those who haven’t, is there something in particular that has discouraged you from seeing it?
Do you think a fad like “Pokémon Go” is helpful or harmful to historical sites? (“Pokémon Go” is a newly released mobile game where players go looking for Pokémon on their phone, but in real world locations. Many parks and … Continue reading
Have you read an unforgettable historical account of a child’s experience during the Civil War era?
Did Abraham Lincoln’s view of not using the Tidewater Peninsula as an invasion route unnecessarily prolong the war? Did McClellan’s mismanagement keep Union forces from using it, and thus allow Lee to operate in Northern Virginia where the Confederate commander … Continue reading
Happy Fourth of July! What’s your favorite patriotic quote from the Civil War era? Why?
We’ve spent this month considering “The Future of Civil War History.” What do YOU think the future of the field might look like?
Since the Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t announced until 1862, African American History and abolition are sometimes overlooked in studies of the Civil War’s first year. How did they respond to the 1861 conflict? How did abolitionists use the beginning of the war … Continue reading