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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 - #1013

  As Sherman’s Union forces invaded South Carolina, Sherman and his staff moved their headquarters to Beaufort, South Carolina. Sherman’s actual target was Columbia, Georgia, despite the fact that he tried to give the impression that his army intended to take Charlestown or Augusta, rather than Columbia.  On Wednesday, January 25, 1865 Union troops successfully completed a reconnaissance from Pocotaligo to the Salkehatchie River within Georgia “to amuse the enemy,” as Sherman later reported.  On the following day with skirmishing continuing around Pocotaligo, Sherman’s forces also threatened Charlestown, further confusing Joseph Johnston’s Confederate defenders.  To the greatly outnumbered and inadequately equipped Confederate defenders, it seemed that William Tecumseh Sherman could attack wherever and whenever he so desired as his vengeful army moved steadily northward through the Georgia countryside.