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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 - #932

  En route to Richmond, President Jefferson Davis on Monday, October 3, 1864 arrived at Columbia, South Carolina, to an enthusiastic welcome.  Encouraging the Southern electorate to continue the war, Davis said of Confederate John Bell Hood, “His eye is now fixed upon a point far beyond that where he was assailed by the enemy…And if but a half, nay, one-fourth of the men to whom the service has a right, will give him their strength, I see no chance for Sherman to escape from a defeat or a disgraceful retreat.”  While we can not categorically know whether Davis believed in ultimate victory or was simply rallying a beleaguered Southern electorate, one has to give him credit for continuing to attempt to rally his Southern people during the difficult, ending months of 1864.