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. Recommended textbook: Trial by Fire: Science, Technology, and the Civil War. Author: Charles Ross; ISBN 157249185x. Available at the KSU Center bookstore.