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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 - 435

McClellan’s replacement as general in charge of the Union Army of the Potomac was not the only command changes made in the Union and Confederate armies in early November 1862.

On November 5 Lincoln also replaced General Fritz John Porter from his corps command; Porter, a pro-McClellan corps commander, would be charged with willful disobedience to orders at the battle of Second Manassas.  He would be replaced by Joseph Hooker.

The Confederate War Department on November 6 promoted both James Longstreet and Thomas Jackson from major general to lieutenant general and to command of the First and Second Army Corps, respectively.  These significant command moves in both the North and South would greatly affect the outcome of battles soon to come in the American Civil War.