The American Civil War contains a rich history beyond the battlefield, as politicians, North and South, struggled to secure the best generals. During this course, students will learn about two famous presidents and their primary military chieftains, which will focus on their personalities on and off the battlefield. Suggested text: Leaders of the American Civil War, Charles F. Ritter and Jon L. Wakelyn, Ed’s. ISBN 0313295603
Special notice: This class will be delivered online. You will need access to a computer with an internet connection that remains stable for the duration of the class. Though a chat feature is available, a microphone is preferred. For most productive audio/video participation, a webcam and/or headset are encouraged. Virtual classes may be recorded.
As a Civil War historian, author, newspaper columnist, and instructor, Michael K. Shaffer remains a member of the Society of Civil War Historians, Historians of the Civil War Western Theater, and Georgia Association of Historians. He serves as a Civil War consultant for the River Line Historic Area and the Friends of Camp McDonald. Shaffer holds BA and MA degrees - with honors -in Military History: Civil War Studies. He frequently lectures to various groups, and currently teaches Civil War courses at Kennesaw State University's College of Continuing and Professional Education.
#1: Civil War Leaders: Politicians and Officers Online Live
|Start Date||August 07, 2023|
|End Date||August 28, 2023|
|01||Monday, 08/28/2023||07:00 PM - 08:30 PM||n/a||Online||Michael Shaffer|
|02||Monday, 08/07/2023||07:00 PM - 08:30 PM||n/a||Online||Michael Shaffer|
|03||Monday, 08/14/2023||07:00 PM - 08:30 PM||n/a||Online||Michael Shaffer|
|04||Monday, 08/21/2023||07:00 PM - 08:30 PM||n/a||Online||Michael Shaffer|
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