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Civil War
00000174-b11b-ddc3-a1fc-bfdbb1a20000The Schreiner University Department of History is honoring the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War with a series of short vignettes focusing on events from 1861 through 1865. The Civil War was the most destructive conflict in American history, but it was also one of our most defining moments as a people and as a nation. Let us know what you think about "This Week in the Civil War." E-mail your comments to Dr. John Huddleston at jhuddles@schreiner.edu.Airs: Weekdays at 5:19 a.m., 8:19 a.m., 4:19 p.m. on KTXI and 4:49 a.m., 9:29 p.m. on KSTX.

This Week in the Civil War - 414

On Thursday, October 9, 1862, at Robert E. Lee’s urging, General J.E.B. Stuart left with eighteen hundred Confederate cavalry on a ride which would take him across the Potomac, into the North, and around McClellan’s Army of the Potomac. Stuart had accomplished a similar feat in June during the Seven Days Battle for Richmond. 

To antagonize the Northern electorate, Lee sent his boldest cavalry commander to attack the American North once again.  It would take Stuart’s command four days to complete its mission.  This second raid around the Union army reputedly caused President Abraham Lincoln to remark, "When I was a boy we used to play a game—three times around and out. Stuart has been around him twice. If he goes around him once more, McClellan will be out."