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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 - #834

Friday, May 20. 1864 was a day of maneuvering and movement both in Georgia and in Virginia.  Confederate General Joseph Johnston’s army left Cassville, Georgia, crossed the Etowah River, and entrenched at Allatoona Pass, forcing Union General William Tecumseh Sherman to revise his maneuvers.  Union forces skirmished at the Etowah, at Cartersville, and at Allatoona Mills, as Sherman doggedly pursued Johnston’s retreating Confederates.  In Virginia, the Union Army of the Potomac maneuvered strategically to its left, crossing the Mattapony River and heading toward Guiney’s Station.  Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia withdrew to the North Anna River and strategically awaited Grant’s forces.  And, south of the James River skirmishing at Ware Bottom Church against Benjamin Butler’s Union forces further reduced the Union threat to the Confederate national capital.