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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 - #985

Saturday, December 17, 1864 was a bad day for the Confederacy.  Federal cavalry operating in southwest Virginia destroyed several lead mines critical to the Confederate war effort.  In Tennessee, only a heroic stand by Hood’s rear guard at Hollow Tree Gap and on the West Harpeth River enabled the rest of his defeated army to withdraw through Franklin, Tennessee, as James Wilson’s Union cavalry attempted to cut off Hood’s line of retreat.  And at Savannah, Georgia, General William Hardee received a message from President Jefferson Davis, informing his general that Robert E. Lee could not dispatch troops from the Virginia front and that Hardee should plan actions “needful for the preservation of your Army.”  Davis was unaware that William Tecumseh Sherman had already demanded Savannah’s surrender and Hardee’s capitulation.