Ms. Overhill

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What I Learned

Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2007 @ 2:49 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What I Learned

I have learned many things from 299.  First, I learned to do historical research.  In the past I have done research for science and there are some definite differences.  Secondly, I learned to control my fear of standing up in front of an audience.  The use of historical primary sources was also new to me.  […]

Henry Brown

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2007 @ 7:38 pm in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

A young private, in the Union army, by the name of Henry Brown, wrote a letter home to his parents on December 26, 1862.  In his letter, he told his parents that he had “been sick for about a week” but was feeling better.  He tells his parents that he was “stationed on this side […]

web sites with scurvy related pictures

Posted: Sunday, November 18th, 2007 @ 9:23 pm in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

These are some web sites I investigated for pictures related to scurvy

What was Thanksgiving like for the Civil War soldiers?

Posted: Thursday, November 15th, 2007 @ 9:05 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

What did the soldiers eat on Thanksgiving Day in 1862?  The soldiers at the Campaign of Fredericksburg enjoyed a wonderful meal of dried meat, hardtack and maybe some beans.  If they were really lucky they might have scrounged up a potato or two.  They had their fellow soldiers and their trusty rifle for guest at […]

This week on Scurvy

Posted: Thursday, November 8th, 2007 @ 8:29 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Soldiers during the Campaign of Fredericksburg, if they had the opportunity and knowledge, could have foraged the surrounding area for plants high in vitamin C.  These plants would help them to prevent scurvy.  The plants they needed to look for are new growth from fir, spurs or hemlock trees.  Chickweed, a common garden weed, is also […]

Chronology of My Life

Posted: Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 @ 8:03 pm in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

I was born in 1962 in Colorado. I celebrated the nation’s bicentennial when I was 14. Got my first job in 1977 Graduated from high school in Colorado in 1981 Moved to Phoenix Arizona in the summer of 1981 Enlisted with the Army National Guard 1981 Attended College at Arizona State 1982Moved back to Colorado […]

Revealing Research on Scurvy

Posted: Thursday, October 25th, 2007 @ 4:40 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

When researching scurvy, I found that other medical topics that are included in the medical books distract me.  There was so much happening when it came to the field of medicine during the Civil War because of all the battle related injuries and illness brought on from poor living conditions.  When historians did research on […]

My autobiography, which one is true?

Posted: Thursday, October 4th, 2007 @ 5:20 pm in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

It was March when my classmates and I were ordered out of our boat intoCoronado Bay.  The water in the bay was very cold.  It made us shiver within a few seconds after being in the water.  After we were all in the water, we were order to swim for shore.  The shore was a […]

The New American History Chapter 12

Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007 @ 7:36 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Estelle B Freedom in her essay on “The History on the Family and the History of Sexuality” explores the history of women in a chronological as well as a categorical manner.  Estelle takes different cultures of families and traces their sexual history from the colonial era to the twentieth century in America.  The diversity of […]


Posted: Monday, October 1st, 2007 @ 5:53 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on sources

Ira M. Rutkow, who wrote  Bleeding Blue and Gray, did his research at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick Maryland, New York Academy of Medicine as well as consulted many books on the Civil War. Ira is a clinical Professor of surgery atUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  He holds […]