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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 - #1094

  On the second day of the grand review of Union forces in Washington, D.C., the troops of the West, including William Tecumseh Sherman’s forces, marched in review.  Sherman’s troops, more ragged and loose in their march and in some cases carrying the spoils of their foraging, sharply contrasted with the more disciplined Army of the Potomac.  Negro followers joined with their camp pets, adding a less formal air to the Grand Review.  Stopping at the presidential reviewing stand, Sherman dismounted and quickly shook hands with President Andrew Johnson but clearly refused the hand of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, who had disavowed Sherman’s terms of surrender offered to Confederate General Joseph Johnston.  It was a clearly intended snub which both men would not forget nor forgive.