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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 - 470

Christmas Day, 1862 saw little respite from the war.  President and Mrs. Lincoln attended church and then in the afternoon visited with wounded soldiers in the many Washington, D.C. hospitals.  Sherman’s Fifteenth Corps continued its operations near Milliken’s Bend north of Vicksburg, Mississippi. 

Fighting continued in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee, as both sides in this unique American conflict sparred for supremacy.  Ministers on both sides called on a vengeful God to smite the enemies, while simultaneously and benevolently showering His grace and rewards on the public of their nation.