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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 - 791

As in many states of the Southern Confederacy, there was an active peace movement within the state of Georgia by mid-March 1864.  On Saturday, March the 19th the Georgia legislature, while expressing its confidence in President Jefferson Davis, resolved that the Confederate national government should after each Southern triumph on the battlefield make an offer of peace to the North, providing for independence for the South and self-determination by individual border state between the North and South. 

Georgia governor Joseph Brown was less supportive of President Davis throughout the war, and he even considered negotiating a separate peace between the state of Georgia and the United States.  Doubts over the future and a lack of faith in the Confederate government and war effort began to plague the Confederacy.