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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 - #925


  Jefferson Davis, president of the Southern Confederacy, left Richmond, Virginia on Tuesday, September 20, 1864 for Georgia to uplift the Confederate war effort as best he could.  Arriving in Macon, Georgia on the 22nd Davis rallied his war weary southern people, noting “Our cause is not lost.  Sherman cannot keep up his long line of communication, and retreat, sooner or later, he must.”  Promising that he would soon confer with General Hood, Davis pled for all Southern army absentees to return to active duty and urged “Let no one despond.” He  then traveled to Hood’s headquarters at Palmetto, Georgia, where he confidently told Tennessee troops, “Be of good cheer for within a short while your faces will be turned homeward and your feet pressing the soil of Tennessee.”