Tag Archives: Question of the Week

Question of the Week: 8/10-8/16/20

The theme for ECW’s Virtual Symposium is The War in the East. What do you think was the most decisive event in the eastern theater of the Civil War?

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Question of the Week: 8/3-8/9/20

This feels like a season of innovation, especially at ECW as we’re getting ready for a Virtual Symposium this year. What’s your favorite innovation from the Civil War?

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Question of the Week: 7/27-8/2/20

Do you have a favorite account about an escape on the Underground Railroad?

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Question of the Week: 7/20-7/26/20

Which officer do you think was most influenced by his experience at First Bull Run/Manassas? How did that experience shape his Civil War future?

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Question of the Week: 7/13-7-19/20

Let’s start the week with some cartography… What’s your favorite historic Civil War map—meaning one used during the war or created by veterans?

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Question of the Week: 7/6-7/12/20

Last week the question was exclusive to Gettysburg, so let’s add a twist this week: For the entire war, what piece of high ground was the most significant? Why?

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Question of the Week: 6/29-7/5/20

Let’s talk about high ground at Gettysburg… Which hill, ridge, or knoll do you think was the most important? Why?

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Question of the Week: 6/22-6/28/20

It’s been a while since we’ve asked this question… What’s your favorite Civil War era song?

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Question of the Week: 6/15-6/21/2020

Last week’s question featured the Gettysburg Campaign, and we’re also in the Vicksburg Campaign/Siege season, so… In your opinion, what’s the key event of the Vicksburg campaign before July 4th?

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Question of the Week: 6/1-6/7/2020

We often talk about the importance of “walking the ground” of Civil War battlefields. What’s your favorite “aha moment” that you’ve had while exploring Civil War topography?

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