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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 - #945

  In Missouri, Sterling Price’s Confederate led invasion of the state was not the all-encompassing success that either the Confederate War Department or Price himself had envisioned.  He has not recruited the number of sympathizers he had initially anticipated, and Union forces had moved quickly to pen his Confederates between the Missouri River on his right, Union forces on his left, front, and rear.  Price had partially disrupted Union supply lines into the state, prevented Union troops from being diverted against Nashville, Tennessee, and caused a great deal of local distress among Missouri citizens but had brought no great advantage to the Confederacy.  Only an all-out military victory would aid the beleaguered Southern nation, so even while outnumbered Price’s Confederates decided to turn the table on their Union pursuers.