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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 - #895

  In mid-August 1864 Sherman’s relentless pressure on Confederate forces defending Atlanta, Georgia continued to increase.  Union forces by Monday, August 15, 1864 moved slowly toward Utoy Creek, southwest of Atlanta, attempting to cut off all lines of communication into and out of Atlanta.  Fighting occurred at Peachtree Road, Buchanan, Sandtown, and Fairburn.  On Tuesday the 16th, Union cavalry under the command of Judson Kilpatrick started a six day raid against Lovejoy’s Station.  The object of this raid was to allow Sherman to swing eastward in his efforts to cut off the south side of Atlanta from the rest of the Confederacy.  Until Atlanta was enveloped by Union forces Sherman and the Union War Department could not be completely confident of victory. But Union victory at Atlanta was soon to come.