Category Archives: Question of the Week

Question of the Week: 5/21-5/27/18

You may have noticed Chris Mackowski participate in the recent American Battlefield Trust Facebook Live Videos for the 155th Anniversary of the Vicksburg Campaign. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned about the Siege of Vicksburg? (At any time, not … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/14-5/20/18

In your opinion, would John C. Breckinridge have been a better choice for Confederate president than Jefferson Davis? Why or why not?

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Question of the Week: 5/7-5/13/18

In your opinion which battle – Chancellorsville, Second Fredericksburg, Wilderness or Spotsylvania – was most important? Why?

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Question of the Week: 4/23-4/29/18

What if… If McClellan hadn’t been appointed to command the Army of the Potomac, who should have been commander and how would he have pressed an attack “on to Richmond”?

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Question of the Week: 4/16-4/22/18

What medical advancement during the Civil War era is most significant to you?

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Question of the Week: 4/9-4/15/18

In your opinion, what was the most remarkable thing about the campaign or surrender at Appomattox?

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Question of the Week: 4/2-4/8/18

In your opinion, what was the most important outcome from the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862?

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Question of the Week: 3/26-4/1/18

Through the decades, many historians and history buffs have echoed Thomas Jefferson’s sentiment, “I cannot live without books.” What is the one Civil War book you think is absolutely essential? Hyperbole speaking – the one book you “cannot live without”?

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Question of the Week: 3/19-3/25/18

March 17, 2018, was the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Kelly’s Ford, which marks a turning point in the Union cavalry’s battlefield experiences. Who is your favorite Union cavalry officer? (Doesn’t have to be a general.)

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Question of the Week: 3/12-3/18/18

What maritime firsts or naval warfare advances during the Civil War are important to you? Why?

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