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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 - #1103

  After the war, Union General George McClellan took his family to Europe until 1868.  Returning home, McClellan became the chief engineer of the New York City Department of Docks and in 1882 became the president of the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad.  After another extended, European trip McClellan returned home to be nominated by the Democrats as governor of New Jersey.  He was elected, serving a single term marked by minimal political rancor.  By 1884, he strongly supported Grover Cleveland, desiring to become the next secretary of war, but rival, New Jersey politicians were able to block his nomination.  McClellan's final years were devoted to traveling and writing his memoirs.  At 58 years of age, on October 29, 1885 George McClellan suffered a heart attack and died at Orange, New Jersey.