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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 - #851

  In the Shenandoah Valley, on June 11 and 12, 1864, Union cavalry attempting to join Hunter’s Union forces at Charlottesville, Virginia were stopped in one of the largest cavalry battles  of the Civil War.  At Trevilian Station Confederates under Wade Hampton and Fitzhugh Lee opposed Philip Sheridan’s and George Custer’s cavalry. On June 11, Custer’s troops captured Hampton’s supply train but then became surrounded and barely fought their way to safety.  On the following day, with heavy casualties on both sides the Confederates beat back seven separate assaults by the Federals, forcing Sheridan to give up attempting to link with Hunter.  Hunter scarcely needed assistance; he was effectively destroying the Valley.  In fact, Robert E. Lee had to detach Jubal Early and send him to the Valley to counter Hunter’s advances.