Tag Archives: Question of the Week

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: 6/24-6/30/19

During the Atlanta Campaign, Jefferson Davis replaced General Joseph E. Johnston – appointing General John B. Hood to command the Confederate defense. In your opinion, was Hood the best choice? Or who would you have placed in command?

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Question of the Week: 6/17-6/23/19

Summer’s here! So whether you’re heading for battlefields, the seaside, or just staying cool at home, what Civil War history book[s] are you reading?

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Question of the Week: 6/10-6/16/19

In your opinion, what’s the key primary source or primary source quote for understanding the Overland Campaign?

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Question of the Week: 6/3-6/9/19

June 3 marks the beginning of the Gettysburg Campaign. In your opinion – aside from the three day battle at Gettysburg – what was the most significant battle, skirmish, or event in the campaign?

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Question of the Week: 5/27-6/2/19

It’s Memorial Day, and we’ve featured quite a few posts about the occasion and its history here on the blog and our social media. Which cemetery or burial ground is most meaningful to you to visit? Why?

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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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