Category Archives: Question of the Week

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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Question of the Week: 12/12-12/18/16

Do you have a favorite military unit from the Battle of Fredericksburg? Why do you admire them?

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Question of the Week: 12/5-12/11/16

Recently, Civil War Trust has been featuring Civil War states –  their history, units, and commanders. Do you have a favorite Civil War era state? Why?

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Question of the Week: 11/28-12/4/16

What’s your favorite historical account/story from a winter encampment?

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Question of the Week: 11/21-11/27/16

There are many primary sources that are incredibly helpful to historians…and we should be grateful for those who took the time to record their observations and thoughts. Who would you want to thank for writing a memoir, diary, letter, or … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/14-11/20/16

Was the Union blockage of the South legal? Was it effective in the tactical objective of stopping commerce? Did it achieve the strategic goal of significantly reducing Confederate resources, morale, and military capability, and thereby facilitating victory?  

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