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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 - #924

  After defeating Early’s Confederates at Fisher’s Hill, Virginia, Sheridan’s Union corps continued to pursue Early, with extensive skirmishing at Mount Jackson, New Market, Luray, and Forest Hill.  For the next four weeks Early would reorganize and rest his defeated army, while seeking reinforcements; his army was not capable of taking to the field.  Free to operate unimpeded by Early, Sheridan’s cavalry and infantry now began to systematically destroy the Shenandoah in response to Ulysses Grant’s orders that the Valley cease to be a granary and potential invasion route for the Confederacy.  Union forces would eventually destroy some 2000 barns, 70 flour mills, 8 saw mills, and 947 miles of railroads, seize 435,000 bushels of wheat, 77,000 bushels of corn, and 20,000 tons of hay, and kill 12,000 sheep and 11,000 beeves.