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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 - #863

  During the American Civil War, many Southern state officials such as Georgia Confederate Governor Joseph E. Brown actively opposed President Jefferson Davis’ wartime policies.  So, on June 29, 1864 when writing Governor Brown, Jefferson Davis must have had mixed emotions when he told the governor that he had sent General Joseph Johnston “all available reinforcements, detaching troops even from points that remain exposed to the enemy.”  Davis wrote that he did not see he could do any more to assist Johnston.  While Brown’s immediate response is not known, it is noteworthy that, after the loss of Atlanta, Brown withdrew the Georgia militia from Confederate service so that crops could be harvested, and soon after Brown began to call for a negotiated settlement to end the American Civil War.