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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 - #845

 While news of the terrible Union carnage at Cold Harbor filtered throughout the North, the northern electorate could take some heart over Union successes in Georgia and Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  In Georgia, Federal cavalry entered the town of Acworth, north of New Hope Church, forcing Joseph Johnston to move his Confederates once again to interdict Sherman’s Union forces as they slowly advanced toward Atlanta.  In Virginia, with Confederate forces weakened by transfers to Lee’s army at Cold Harbor, Union cavalry set out to assist David Hunter’s assault on the Shenandoah Valley.  With some 16,000 Union troops steadily advancing against Staunton, Hunter enjoyed a two-to-one advantage over his Confederate counterpart, General W.E. Jones.  While lamenting Grant’s battlefield losses, the northern electorate still held out hope for a Union victory.