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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 - 432

November 1862 arrived with little changed since the late summer and early fall.  McClellan’s army finally had moved into Virginia but was not actively pursuing Lee.  Bragg had been pushed out of Kentucky with his army essentially intact.  In the West, Grant was preparing to move against Vicksburg.  The Confederate raider Alabama plagued Union shipping on the high seas, but the Union blockade of the Confederate coastline was slowing taking its toll.  The recently issued Emancipation Proclamation was the subject of great controversy, with many in the North blaming Republican political reversals on Lincoln’s issuance of the statement.  Antietam had convinced England not to interfere in the American conflict, but the indecisive Union victory there seemed only to insure that the war would continue with no discernible end in sight.