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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 - 716

On Wednesday, December 2, 1863 at Dalton, Georgia, Braxton Bragg formally turned over command of the Confederate Army of the Tennessee to General William Hardee.  Bragg reminded the army of his two year association with it and solicited support for its new commander. 

Hardee, however, would not long remain in command.  He acknowledged that the command of the Army of Tennessee was so great that he had no confidence in himself to effectively lead that force.  In truth, Hardee had joined the cabal of officers who convinced Jefferson Davis to remove Bragg from command and may very well have understood that his undercutting of Bragg might have potentially poisoned his own relationship with his subordinates.  Davis would appoint Joseph Johnston on December 16 to command the Army of Tennessee.