The American Civil War contains a rich history beyond the battlefield, as politicians, North and South, struggled to secure the best generals - those who could deliver victories. Students will learn about the two presidents, Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, as well as their primary military chieftains, during this course, which will focus on the personalities, on and off the field of battle. Optional text: Generals South, Generals North: The Commanders of the Civil War Reconsidered. Alan Axelrod, Lyons Press, 2016. ISBN 978-0-762788491. Paperback.