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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 - #1079

  Following a cabinet meeting on April 26, 1865 at Charlotte, North Carolina, Jefferson Davis announced his intention to leave that very day with the aim of fleeing west of the Mississippi River.  Most of his cabinet agreed, but not Attorney General George Davis, who immediately left the group.  He would be captured six months later at Key West, Florida and imprisoned in New York until paroled in 1866.  The following day George Trenholm, Secretary of the Confederate Treasury, who was in poor health, resigned with Postmaster General John H. Reagan of Texas replacing him.  Trenholm also would be captured and imprisoned at Port Pulaski at Savannah, Georgia until he was paroled in October of 1865.  Confederate Cabinet members were expendable; Jefferson Davis was, however, the key fugitive still on the run.