The American Civil War (HIS-326)

Course Description

A study of the Civil War focusing on topics such Civil War medical practice, prisons, Negroes in the Civil War, constitutional issues, conscientious objectors, Copperhead activity, desertion and the life of the common soldier rather than on generals and battles. 

Credits: 3     Weeks: 6


  • Events leading to the firing on Fort Sumter
  • Civil War Prisons
  • The political, economic, and military issues confronting the Confederacy
  • The military contribution of Blacks in the Civil War
  • Medical practice during the Civil War