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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 - #1092

  On Sunday, May 13, 1865 at Marshall, Texas the Confederate governors of Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and a representative of Texas met with Confederate General E. Kirby Smith and other ranking officers.  Marshall, the seat of the Missouri, Confederate government-in-exile, was important to the Confederacy.  Towards the end of the Civil War Richmond had $9 million in Treasury notes and $3 million in postage stamps shipped to Marshall, inferring that Marshall was the intended destination of Jefferson Davis’ westward journey.  During the meeting General Jo Shelby and others threatened to arrest Smith unless he continued the Southern war effort.  However, the governors disagreed, urging Smith to accept any liberal surrender terms, if they could be procured. Smith would hold out until the end of the month before surrendering his forces.