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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 - #934

  Visiting at Augusta, Georgia on his return trip to Richmond while accompanied by Confederate generals Beauregard, Hardee, and others, President Jefferson Davis on Wednesday, October 5, 1864 informed a cheering crowd, “Never before was I so confident that energy, harmony and determination would rid the country of its enemy and give to the women of the land that peace their good deeds have so well deserved.”  Declaring “we must beat Sherman, we must march into Tennessee…we must push the enemy back to the banks of the Ohio,” Davis declared the Confederacy would remain a “free and independent people.” As he had two days earlier at Columbia, South Carolina, Davis remained outwardly upbeat in his assessment of the Southern war effort, even if he personally questioned the potential for Southern success.