Category Archives: Question of the Week

Question of the Week: 1/17-1/23/2022

Thinking about memory and legacy this week… Do you think Civil War leaders would be pleased or disturbed (or some other feeling) with how they have been remembered through the decades?

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Question of the Week: 1/10-1/16/2021

What would be the soundtrack song for the lives of certain Civil War era individuals?

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Question of the Week: 1/3/22-1/9/22

Do you have any Civil War-related new year’s resolutions? Places to visit? Books to read? New campaigns to study?

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Question of the Week: 12/27/21-1/2/22

What Civil War book(s) did you get for Christmas?

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Question of the Week: 12/20/21-12/26/21

Who is your favorite writer of narrative Civil War history? In other words, who writes their history as a good story, and what makes it so good?

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Question of the Week: 12/13/21-12/19/21

I was delighted to come home from Tennessee the other day to find a box of books from, of all places, the University of Tennessee Press. It contained copies of my latest book, Decisions at Fredericksburg, published by UTP as … Continue reading

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Questions of the Week: 12/6 – 12/12

My cousin wrote to me the other day with a harder-than-expected request: “Each year around this time, I try to put together a self study program on a given topic. For ’22, it’s the Civil War. If you were assigning … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/29-11/5/21

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, a day to support nonprofits and worthy causes at the beginning of the holiday season. What are your favorite nonprofits or associations connected to Civil War education, preservation, public history etc.? We’d love to see your … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/22 – 11/28

Did you have a Civil War-related adventure this year, or read a Civil War-related book, or have some kind of Civil War-related experience for which you’re grateful? If so, what was it?

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Question of the Week: 11/15-11/21/2021

Are there any Civil War names you just can’t, for the life of you, remember the correct spelling for, no matter how hard you’ve tried to hammer them into your brain? I have three. I’ll list them alphabetically:

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