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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 - #1086

  By Saturday, May 6, 1865 the fleeing Jefferson Davis and his entourage, attempting to get south of their Union pursuers so they could then journey to the Confederate Department of the Trans-Mississippi to continue the war, neared Sandersville, Georgia.  Union cavalry was diligently scouring the southern parts of South Carolina and northern Georgia, looking for Davis and his compatriots.  On May 9, the Confederate president and his wife Varina joyfully reunited at Dublin, Georgia near the Oconee River, having been separated for more than a month since Richmond’s fall.  Their reunion would be a short one, however, because the following morning Federal troops would surprise, overwhelm, and detain Davis and his entourage near Irwinville, Georgia, ending at last any real hope of continuing the southern war effort.