- Why did Sherman/Schofield wish to take a different approach to the city of Goldsboro?
- Did Sherman's tactics in Goldsboro help end the war, or spur on Confederate pride in and around the city?
- It seemed that Sherman tried to play both sides of war (peace and destruction) in and around Goldsboro. Why did he take this type of approach with Goldsboro?
- Could citizens outside of the city taken a different approach to the constant fear of the bummers? What else could they have done? Could they have gone into the city and seek refuge? Why or why not would they do that?
- Did the cooperation of the citizens in Goldsboro help speed up progess to end the Civil War? (The war essentially ended after Sherman departed from Goldsboro)