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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 - 691

On Saturday, October 31, 1863 President Jefferson Davis entered Savannah, Georgia to an exuberant torchlight procession which was followed by a reception at the local Masonic Hall.  The beleaguered Confederate president who had not seen such adoration for several weeks on his western tour must have been pleased by his greeting. 

A young Savannah lady who stood in line in order to meet the president later wrote her soldier brother that she and her friends “were much pleased with the affability of the President.  He has a good, mild, pleasant face and altogether, looks like a President of our struggling country should look—careworn and thoughtful, and firm, and quiet.” 

After a month on the road Davis would certainly have agreed with the lady’s use of “careworn” to describe his demeanor.