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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 - #941

  By Wednesday, October 13, 1864 William Tecumseh Sherman’s Union forces in Georgia continued to skirmish with Hood’s Confederates.  Sherman’s troops occupied Reseca, Georgia on the 12th, only to see Hood’s Confederates temporarily seize the important railroad line extending north from Reseca to Tunnel Hill.  Yet by October 16 Hood opted to relocate his army to the southwest into northern Alabama, thus effectively ending his army’s ability to harass Sherman’s Chattanooga to Atlanta supply line.  Grievous as that was to the Confederacy, things would soon seem brighter for the South.  General Beauregard would soon assume his latest command, and on Monday, October 17, 1864, after months of recovering from wounds suffered in May from friendly fire at the Wilderness battle, James Longstreet resumed command of his Confederate corps.