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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 - #965

  Georgia Governor Joe Brown called for all Georgia men between the ages of sixteen and fifty-five to oppose Sherman, but his call had little impact.  At this point of the war, there were few Southern men not involved in some manner in the conflict.  On Tuesday, November 22, 1864 Jefferson Davis wired his officers in Georgia to destroy bridges, fell trees, and take all efforts to obstruct the advance of the enemy.  Ordering any supplies in danger of capture to be destroyed, Davis also ordered Braxton Bragg to go to Georgia from Wilmington, North Carolina to take personal command of the forces opposing Sherman.  In truth, those opposing Sherman were mainly Georgia state militia and Confederate irregulars who could not stop Sherman’s relentless advance and destruction of the state.