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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.

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As March 1863 closed the Confederacy still actively resisted the North.  Confederate forces had a resilient winter and had absolute faith in their military leaders.  In some areas there was discontentment with the Davis government, but in general the Southern attitude remained defiant and independent. 

The Erlanger loan buttressed the will of the entire Confederate nation, even if only for a brief period of time.  Yet vital events would soon occur along the Rappahannock near Fredericksburg and on the Mississippi at Vicksburg as both Union and Confederate forces sought the strategic advantage. 

In truth, the war was yet to be decided after so many months of conflict, and no one either in the North or South truly knew which side would prevail in America’s most destructive conflict.