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Question of the Week: 5/20-5/26/19

If you could have dinner (or a beer) with a Civil War politician and they would answer all questions honestly, who would you want to hang out with?

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Question of the Week: 5/13-5/19/19

Jackson or Stuart? These two Confederate generals both died in May – “Stonewall” Jackson in 1863 and J.E.B. Stuart in 1864. In your opinion, which general’s death had the most significant impact on the Army of Northern Virginia and the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/6-5/12/19

May is a month of big battles and campaigns – particularly in 1862, 1863, and 1864. For example, the Peninsula Campaign, Vicksburg Siege begins, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania, and the Atlanta Campaign. Do you have a favorite May big battle/campaign … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/29-5/5/19

Robert E. Lee has been a trending topic on the Internet recently and there’s been a lot of discussion on social media about his life and memory. Let’s have a civilized moment and context… In your opinion, what makes a … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/22-4/29/19

Last week’s question opened a discussion about significant battles or skirmishes in the Peninsula Campaign, but excluded the Seven Days Battles. Now, in you opinion which battle during the Seven Days was most significant and important? Why?

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Question of the Week: 4/15-4/21/19

It’s historic anniversary season for McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign… So which battle or skirmish on the Virginia Peninsula was most significant and important between March and June 1862? Why? Let’s leave the Seven Days Battles for another discussion…

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Question of the Week: 4/8-4/14/19

What if Albert S. Johnston had not died at Shiloh? What do you think he might have attempted for defense in the Western Theater?

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Question of the Week: 4/1-4/7/19

The anniversary for the Battle of Shiloh is coming up later this week. In your opinion, what was the most important moment or location in that fight?

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Question of the Week: 3/25-3/31/19

Last week’s anniversary of Stephen’s Cornerstone Speech sparked conversation on the blog. So let’s continue talking about speeches – in your opinion, what is the best Antebellum or Civil War speech focused on war causes and/or outcomes?

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Question of the Week: 3/11-3/17/19

The Battles of Kernstown, McDowell, Front Royal, Winchester, Cross Keys, Port Republic were fought during the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. In your opinion, which was most significant to the campaign and why?

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