The American Civil War brought out the best creative minds, North and South, as each side adopted new technologies in their quest for victory. During this course, students will learn about the military use of aeronautics, the advent of submersibles, how the telegraph provided a nineteenth-century version of texting, and the vital role of the railroads in moving men and materials. Optional Textbook: ”Trial by Fire: Science, Technology, and the Civil War.” Author: Charles Ross; ISBN 157249185x.
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: Technology in the Civil War
|Start Date||May 01, 2023|
|End Date||May 22, 2023|
|01||Monday, 05/01/2023||07:00 PM - 08:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Michael Shaffer|
|02||Monday, 05/08/2023||07:00 PM - 08:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Michael Shaffer|
|03||Monday, 05/15/2023||07:00 PM - 08:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Michael Shaffer|
|04||Monday, 05/22/2023||07:00 PM - 08:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Michael Shaffer|
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