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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 - #917

  On September 8, 1864 from his New Jersey home, Union General George McClellan formally accepted by letter his nomination by the Democrats for the presidency of the United States of America.   The general disavowed the alleged “peace platform” in the Democratic platform, noting “the Union is the one condition of peace,” and emphasized that an end to armed conflict should hinge of the reestablishment of the Union rather than the immediate cessation of hostilities as suggested in the Democratic platform.  McClellan’s repudiation of his party’s platform was a major contributor to his defeat in the November 1864 presidential election, but if Lincoln could not control McClellan when he was in charge of the Union war effort, why would the Democrats who nominated him think that McClellan would “toe the line” politically?