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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 - #847

  With speculation swirling in Washington over what Abraham Lincoln would do about a vice-presidential candidate, on Tuesday, June 7, 1864 delegates to the National Union Convention, representing most Republicans and some War Democrats, gathered in Baltimore, Maryland to nominate candidates for the impending November presidential election.  Most observers expected that Vice President Hannibal Hamlin would be replaced by a Democrat who, like Lincoln, favored ultimate Union victory in the Civil War.  In 1860 Hamlin had been nominated with Lincoln to insure a geographically balanced ticket; Hamlin from Maine countered Lincoln’s Midwestern roots.  While alleging that he did not wish to interfere either with the platform and choice of vice president, Lincoln in truth knew that he needed a War Democrat on the ticket to insure his own re-election.