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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 - #949

  In Missouri, the Union pursuit of Sterling Price’s retreating Confederates was coming to an end.  Two Union brigades under Alfred Pleasonton gave up their pursuit, but on Friday, October 28, 1864 Union forces under Samuel Curtis attacked Price’s command.  However, on the following day with victory in sight, Curtis received orders, instructing him to return all Union troops of the Department of Missouri to their stations.  An exasperated Curtis tried to reason with the Union War Department  and reassemble the disjointed Union command to continue attacking Price, but except for a skirmish near Upshaw’s Farm, Missouri on the 29th further pursuit was impossible.  Essentially, intraservice wrangling denied the Union the opportunity to destroy Price’s command.  The last, substantial Confederate campaign west of the Mississippi River ended ignominiously, devoid of Confederate success.