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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 - #937

  With the war’s outcome still in doubt, Abraham Lincoln on Monday, October 10, 1864 wrote Henry Hoffman of Maryland that he favored a new state constitution for Maryland which would end slavery in that state.  The president wrote, “I wish all men to be free..  . I wish to see, in the process of disappearing, the only thing which ever could bring this nation to civil war.”  Three days later Maryland voters narrowly approved a new state constitution which abolished slavery by a majority of 375 votes, with 30,174 voting for the new constitution and 29,799 opposing its adoption.  In Maryland, a slave state which did not secede from the Union, there remained even in late 1864 many who supported the continuance of slavery, regardless of Lincoln’s repugnance to that concept.