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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 - #880

  The very next day after his army was defeated decisively at Peachtree Creek, Georgia, on Thursday, July 21, 1864, Confederate General Hood ordered Hardee’s reinforced corps out of Atlanta on a lengthy, fifteen mile night march to the south and east in order to attack McPherson’s Union forces near Decatur, not knowing that McPherson’s troops had hours before moved westward toward Atlanta’s outer entrenchments.  At Bald Hill on the outskirts of Atlanta, units of McPherson’s army commanded by Preston Blair, Jr. routed Patrick Cleburne’s Confederate defenders after fierce fighting.  From Bald Hill Union forces could view the entire city of Atlanta.  Many of the city’s defenders lost heart, believing Atlanta doomed; to the city’s Federal attackers victory seemed only a matter of time after seizing Bald Hill.