Category Archives: Question of the Week
Last week we talked about high ground and it’s advantages, so let’s reverse it this week… In your opinion, what was the worst ground that Civil War troops fought through or attacked over?
What’s your favorite piece of high ground that was significant during the Civil War?
Historian Jack Hurst has called Fort Donelson (underway on this date in 1862) “the campaign that decided the war.” Do you agree or not? Why?
In your opinion, what was the most important outcome of the military actions and surrenders at Forts Henry and Donelson in February 1862?
What’s your favorite Civil War account in a newspaper? (1860’s or veterans’ writings) Does it seem accurate or is it the inaccuracies that make it a favorite?
Imagine you’re moving into a new office that will be seen and photographed many times. You get to pick four portraits or photographs from the Civil War era. What goes on your office wall?
In the free, newly released podcast, there was a discussion about what events are seen as the start of the American Civil War in 1860-1861. What event and date do you consider as the start of the Civil War? Why?
Was your home state a recognized state in 1861? Or was it still in territory status?
We’re featuring Year in Review with most-read blog posts of 2020 this week. Did you have a favorite post or blog series this year? Thanks for reading, writing, and chatting about history with us!