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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 - 790

Assuming overall command of the Union armies, Ulysses Grant busily prepared himself for what was soon to come.  At Nashville, Tennessee while conferring with General Sherman, Grant announced that his headquarters “will be in the field, and, until further orders, will be with the Army of the Potomac.” 

After conferring with Sherman and others, Grant returned to Washington, D.C. on March 23, 1864 where a number of congressional “radical” Republicans were pressing for the removal of General George Meade as commander of the Army of the Potomac. 

Grant resisted, because he and Meade had bonded during an earlier meeting.  Meade had offered to resign, and when Grant refused to accept the offer the two men had forged a working alliance which Grant would honor for the duration of the war.