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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 - #960

  On Wednesday, November 9, 1864 the Federal Twenty-third Corps continued to move through Nashville on its way to reinforce the Fourth Corps at Pulaski, Tennessee, in anticipation of a drive into Tennessee by Hood’s Confederates.  On the Tennessee River in Alabama, Hood’s troops skirmished at Shoal Creek and near Florence, providing more evidence of a pending invasion of Tennessee.  Furthermore, reports had Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry at Corinth, Mississippi; Forrest, back from his raid into west Tennessee, was expected to join Hood.  The Union War Department believed that as soon as Forrest joined with Hood that Tennessee would be attacked; however, Washington continued to believe that Federal forces in Tennessee would be able to hold their ground, without further assistance from Sherman’s forces, against the invading Confederates.