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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 - #942

  In Missouri General Sterling Price’s invading Confederates confidently continued to move across the state, with Price boldly issuing a public plea for Missourians to help him drive out all Federal forces and redeem the state.  On Saturday, October 15, 1864 Price’s Confederates successfully attacked Sedalia, stampeding a unit of local, home guard and forcing Union troops to surrender.  After seizing Ridgely, Missouri on the following day, Price’s Confederates approached Lexington, in the northwestern quadrant of the state.  With fighting increasing both at his front and in his rear, the Confederates forced the surrender of Carrollton and burned Smithville, Missouri on Monday, October 17.  What Sterling Price failed to understand was that he and his army, Missouri’s invaders, were rapidly becoming the hunted by his aggressive, Federal pursuers.