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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 - #840

As the fighting between Lee’s and Grant’s forces intensified in Virginia, it seemed to a concerned public that few areas of the American nation were immune from warfare.  In Georgia, Union forces successfully inflicted heavy losses on the Confederate units which attacked them near the town of Dallas.  However, in Missouri Confederate forces once again sacked Lamar, a town ravaged earlier in the war by the notorious paramilitary commander William Quantrill, and skirmished with Union forces at Warrensburg and Pleasant Hill.  Military action also occurred near Little Rock, Arkansas, Port Hudson, Louisiana, and Jacksonville, Florida.  Even in California there were military casualties as Union forces engaged hostile Indians at Big Flat.  For a nation ravaged by war, there seemed to be no peace in late May 1864.