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We happen to be spending a little time at the beginning of this week exploring the Seven Days battles in late June-early July 1862. Which of the Seven Days is most interesting to you? Why?
What is your favorite late autumn battle, campaign, or other military movement to study? Note: “late autumn” refers to October, November, and the very beginning of December.
Do you think a fad like “Pokémon Go” is helpful or harmful to historical sites? (“Pokémon Go” is a newly released mobile game where players go looking for Pokémon on their phone, but in real world locations. Many parks and … Continue reading
Have you read an unforgettable historical account of a child’s experience during the Civil War era?
Did Abraham Lincoln’s view of not using the Tidewater Peninsula as an invasion route unnecessarily prolong the war? Did McClellan’s mismanagement keep Union forces from using it, and thus allow Lee to operate in Northern Virginia where the Confederate commander … Continue reading
Happy Fourth of July! What’s your favorite patriotic quote from the Civil War era? Why?
We’ve spent this month considering “The Future of Civil War History.” What do YOU think the future of the field might look like?
Since the Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t announced until 1862, African American History and abolition are sometimes overlooked in studies of the Civil War’s first year. How did they respond to the 1861 conflict? How did abolitionists use the beginning of the war … Continue reading
From Sarah Kay Bierle: Though often overshadowed by their commanders, staff officers played an important role. Who’s your favorite staff officer? Why?
From Sarah Kay Bierle: If you could meet a civilian from the war era, who would it be? (Remember political leaders often fall into the civilian category too.)