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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 - #844

  At Cold Harbor, Virginia with Grant’s forces scarcely eight miles from Richmond, the Army of the Potomac frontally attacked Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia at 4:30 am on Friday, June 3, 1864.  In a headlong attempt to crush the Confederate line, a human wall of Union troops advanced.  In less than an hour, some 7000 Union troops were either killed or wounded in one of the bloodiest engagements of the Civil War.  By noon Grant called off his entire attack.  He would later proclaim that Cold Harbor was his greatest regret of the entire Civil War.  Grant’s critics would proclaim him a butcher of men, and even his staunchest supporters had to acknowledge the massive casualties which his army endured in the past month since he started his drive to Richmond.