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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 - #943

  After being on the defensive in the Shenandoah Valley for the better part of two weeks, on Wednesday, October 19, 1864, Jubal Early’s Confederates struck the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Corps of Sheridan’s army at Cedar Creek, Virginia  Attacking in an early morning fog, the Confederates initially overran Union camps and defensive positions, taking many prisoners, artillery, trains, and equipment.  The Union Sixth Corps assumed defensive positions near Middletown, and when Sheridan arrived from Winchester, led a counter assault against Early which drove the Confederates from the field with heavy casualties, including Confederate General Stephen Ramseur who was mortally wounded.  Cedar Creek would be the last major battle within the Shenandoah Valley.  Early’s Confederates would continue their raiding, but Federal forces would control the Valley for the rest of the war.