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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 - #1110

  George Armstrong Custer developed a reputation during the Civil War as a flamboyant, yet highly effective Union cavalry commander who personally led his unit into action on numerous occasions. After the war Custer was dispatched to the West to fight in the Indian Wars. He and his entire command were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876, while fighting against a coalition of Native American tribes in what has come to be known as "Custer's Last Stand."  His Seventh Cavalry was defeated so decisively that all Custer’s prior achievements were overshadowed.  About Custer’s demise one biographer has stated “There will always be a variety of opinions based upon what Custer knew, what he did not know, and what he could not have known..."