Category Archives: Question of the Week

Question of the Week: 6/12-6/18/17

Who is YOUR favorite historical person from the Civil War Era? Tell us your all-time favorite this week…and we’ll break the question into categories for the following week.

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Question of the Week: 6/5-6/11/17

The Siege of Vicksburg took place during May, June, and the early days of July in 1863. Is there a particular soldier/civilian account or quote that stands out to you for its insight or irony from this siege?

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Question of the Week: 5/29-6/4/17

It’s Memorial Day. Do you have a favorite memorial or graveyard monument, plaque, or marker honoring all Civil War soldiers or a particular individual?

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Question of the Week: 5/22-5/29/17

During the defense of Richmond/Peninsula Campaign of 1862, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston was wounded. General Robert E. Lee took his place as army commander to defend Richmond from McClellan’s Union Army. In your opinion, was there another Confederate general who … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/15-5/21/17

Do you think there is a state (that was a state during the time of the Civil War) that gets neglected in Civil War history studies? Or do you think there is a state that gets a lot of attention for … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/8-5/14/17

In your opinion, what are the most famous last words uttered during the Civil War?

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Question of the Week: 5/1-5/7/17

With battle anniversaries for Chancellorsville, Second Fredericksburg, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House here or just around the calendar corner, we’re wondering if you have a favorite battlefield to visit from that list? If so, why?

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Question of the Week: 4/24/-4/30/17

In April 1917, the United States officially entered World War I. What Civil War era tactics, innovations, and ideas were used during World War I – successfully or unsuccessfully?

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Question of the Week: 4/17-4/23/17

After the recent celebrations of Passover, Holy Week, and Easter… In your opinion, how did religious institutions/organizations positively and negatively affect the war?

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Question of the Week: 4/10-4/16/17

In your opinion, who was the best battlefield commander at the Battle of Shiloh? Why?

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