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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 - #998

  On Wednesday, January 6, 1865 Federal troops stationed at Bermuda Hundred, near Richmond, Virginia, embarked from Fortress Monroe once again in a naval expedition against Fort Fisher, North Carolina.  Many of these troops had previously been part of the failed Union assault against Fort Fisher during the prior month.  However, this time the controversial Benjamin Butler would not be in overall command.  This Union expedition would be commanded by General Alfred H. Terry, a very capable officer who ironically had virtually no prior military experience before the start of the war; Terry pledged to work diligently with Admiral David Porter to restore army-navy relations, laying the groundwork for a successful, two month operation against both Fort Fisher and the key Southern port city of Wilmington, North Carolina.