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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 - #1006

  Anticipating that General Richard Taylor, the only son of President Zachary Taylor, would soon be appointed to replace John Bell Hood as the commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, President Jefferson Davis on Friday, January 13, 1865 wrote Taylor, noting “Sherman’s campaign has produced bad effect on our people, success against his future operations is needful to reanimate public confidence.  Hardee requires more aid than Lee can give him, and Hood’s army is the only source to which we can now look.”  Davis advised that some of Hood’s troops had to be kept in the West to hold Union armies in place, but the remainder should “look after Sherman.”   The following day John Bell Hood resigned, opening the door for Richard Taylor to be named as his replacement.