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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 - #974

  Even though his small, invading army had taken ghastly casualties at Franklin, John Bell Hood continued to follow his Union foe as they strategically withdrew into the defense lines of Union General George Thomas at Nashville, Tennessee. Without scarcely considering his losses at Franklin, Hood now considered two options.  He could attempt to siege Nashville and await a Federal attack, or he could bypass Nashville, which would leave Thomas’ forces at his rear and continue advancing into Tennessee.  Yet, Hood was too late and his army now too small; Scofield’s Federals had withdrawn and Union forces had strongly entrenched on the hills outside of Nashville.  On Friday, December 2, 1864 Hood opted to siege Nashville and moved his army into position in front of the Union defenses outside of Nashville.