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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 - #997

  On Monday, January 2, 1865 the regular New Year’s reception was held at the White House in Washington, D.C. for the diplomatic corps, Cabinet officers, federal judges and military officers invited to attend.  Many complained that individual members of Congress were not invited; some alleged that Abraham Lincoln was purposely snubbing Congress to drive home the point that, due to his recent re-election, he would be in charge of reuniting the postwar nation.  Regardless, this event in Washington, D.C. was more upbeat than affairs in Richmond, Virginia, where President Jefferson Davis informed his military chief of staff General Pierre Beauregard that John Bell Hood most probably needed to be replaced as commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, giving his recent, significant failures on the battlefield.