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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 - #956

  On Tuesday, November 8, 1864 Abraham Lincoln was reelected President of the United States of America with Andrew Johnson of Tennessee as Vice-President.  The Lincoln-Johnson ticket of those who favored ultimate Union victory on the battlefield prevailed over the Democratic challenger Union General George B. McClellan.  In the electoral college, Lincoln and Johnson received 212, while McClellan and George Pendleton of Ohio garnered only 21 electoral votes.  Spending the evening and early hours of the following day at the War Department while getting telegraphic returns, Lincoln acknowledged his victory, calling the results “to the lasting advantage, if not to the very salvation, of the country.”  While Unionists reveled in Lincoln’s reelection, many Confederates viewed the outcome as evidence that the Federal policy of military subjugation against the South would continue.