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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 - #1001

  Confederate  President Jefferson Davis on Friday, January 6, 1865 wrote his Vice President Alexander Stephens, who had become extremely critical of Davis’ administration.  Relative to Stephens’ allegation that Davis had preferred Lincoln over McClellan in the recent Union election, Davis wrote, “I am aware that I was unfortunate enough to incur your disapproval of my policy….I assure you that it would be to me a source of sincerest pleasure to see you devoting your great and admitted ability exclusively to upholding the confidence and animating the spirit of the people to unconquerable resistance against their foes.”  As if military defeat on the battlefield was not enough to destroy the South, the Confederate States of America had to deal with a divided administration of individuals who loathed each other.