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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 - #1093

  With the war concluding and Jefferson Davis in custody, on May 23 and May 24, 1865 a grand review of Union troops was held in Washington, D.C.  With the White House flag at full staff for the first time since Lincoln’s death, thousands of soldiers of the Army of the Potomac, division by division, corps by corps, triumphantly marched through the national capital to the admiration of thousands who lined the streets.  The crowd cheered for the dashing cavalry, the long lines of infantry, and the horse drawn artillery.  It was truly a march of victory and triumph.  Yet unseen there were the thousands of soldiers on both sides who had fallen on the numerous battlefields over the last, four plus years of fighting.  But the war was finally over.