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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 - 538

On April 1, 1863, both the Union and Confederacy announced important changes in the command structure of their respective armies. 

General Francis Herron superseded John Scofield in command of the Federal Army of the Frontier, and in the South General James Longstreet’s command was also reorganized into the Department of North Carolina under General D.H. Hill, the Department of Richmond under General Arnold Elzey, and the Department of Southern Virginia under General S.G. French. 

Herron had earned the Medal of Honor at the battle of Pea Ridge; Elzey had earned a field promotion to major general at the first battle of Manassas; Hill had served with distinction in the Seven Days Battle outside of Richmond; and French had struggled to block Grant’s move against Vicksburg.  Surprisingly, each would survive the war.