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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 - #1021

  On Friday, February 3, 1865, at Hampton Roads, Virginia, President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward met with Alexander Stephens, John A. Campbell, and R.M.T. Hunter, Confederate representatives,  to discuss the ongoing war between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America.  Lincoln insisted that United States authority had to be recognized by the South as a precondition to peace and rejected an armistice.  The Confederates then inquired into the manner of reconstruction, if the Union was restored, and complained that it seemed unconditional submission was their only option.   Lincoln promised that he would be liberal in his policies but refused to speak for Congress.  The conference promptly adjourned, having accomplished nothing of substance in the last peace effort before the war’s end.