This course is designed to give students a comprehensive overview of America’s Civil War including the causes, economies, logistics, statistics, weaponry, uniforms, railroads, and leaders both civilian and military of the North and the South. When completed, students should be able to understand why we went to war, why it took four years to finish, and which people had the most impact on the outcome, as well as the day-to-day activities of military life, strategic battles, new technologies, and the final impact, which still effects us today.