Category Archives: Question of the Week

Question of the Week: 9/16-9/22/19

Since we did western theater last week, it seems only fair to feature the question for the east! In your opinion…in the eastern theater, what was the most Confederate raid/campaign into Northern states or territories? Why?

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Question of the Week: 9/9-9/15/19

In your opinion…in the western theater, what was the most Confederate raid into Northern states or territories? Why?

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Question of the Week: 9/2-9/8/19

An ECW fan sent us this thought-provoking question: What would have changed for the Confederacy if Jefferson Davis had become an army general and John Breckinridge had become President?

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Question of the Week: 8/26-9/1/19

Different units adopted different uniforms, especially in the early period of the Civil War. In your opinion, what is the best uniform style and which unit wore it?

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Question of the Week: 8/19-8/25/19

Last week we noticed an interesting question from one of our readers and thought it would make a great discussion starter: Have your views on aspects of the war changed over the course of your learning? If so, please give … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 8/5-8/11/19

What “lesser-known” battle site are you planning to visit (or have visited) this summer? Yes, the North Anna Tour yesterday at the ECW Symposium counts! Let us know what you learned on site.

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Question of the Week: 7/29-8/4/19

Here’s a “what if” scenario… In your opinion, how would the Civil War have unfolded strategically if Montgomery, Alabama had remained the capital of the Confederacy (instead moving to Richmond, Virginia)?

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Question of the Week: 7/15-7/21/19

American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute was last weekend! If you could take a class to tour any battlefield or historical site and teach them about what happened there, where would you take them? Why?

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Question of the Week: 7/8-7/14/19

Since we had so many responses with the Gettysburg question last week, let’s do Vicksburg this week… In your opinion, who was the best brigade commander during the Siege of Vicksburg? Why?

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Question of the Week: 7/1-7/7/19

In your opinion, who was the best brigade commander at Gettysburg? Why?

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