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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 - #999

  In Washington, D.C. President Abraham Lincoln, beset by office seekers after his recent re-election, attempted to focus on military and foreign affairs.  To his Secretary of War Edwin Stanton who was en route to Savannah, Georgia to confer with General Sherman, Lincoln wrote that “time, now that the enemy is wavering, is more important than ever before.  Being on the down-hill, & some what confused, keep him going….”  For Lincoln, that meant instructing Sherman to turn his forces northward into the Carolinas.  The president also issued a pass to James W. Singleton, one of several self-appointed envoys seeking a possible settlement to the war, to journey safely through Union lines to Richmond. Although he doubted negotiations would prove successful, Lincoln refused to close the door on a negotiated peace.