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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.

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President Abraham Lincoln, consumed daily with the conduct of the Union war effort, nevertheless had time on March 22, 1864 to address in writing a meeting of the New York Workingmen’s Democratic Republican Association, acknowledging that “(P)roperty is the fruit of labor—property is desirable—is a positive good in the world. 

That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprize (sic).  Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another….”   From humble roots Lincoln through the legal profession had improved himself and had become a symbol of enterprise for the ambitious in America.  Perhaps that is why Lincoln was well respected in the North and in areas of the South during the American Civil War.