Title page for ETD etd-05262005-122146

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Brennan, Matthew Philip
URN etd-05262005-122146
Title The Civil War Diet
Degree Master of Arts
Department History
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Davis, William C. Committee Chair
Davy, Brenda M. Committee Member
Ekirch, A. Roger Committee Member
Jones, Kathleen W. Committee Member
  • night blindness
  • Stonewall Brigade
  • diet
  • nutrition
  • Civil War
  • dysentery
  • scurvy
  • diarrhea
  • Iron Brigade
Date of Defense 2005-05-20
Availability unrestricted
The soldier’s diet in the Civil War has been known as poor, and a number of illnesses and disorders have been associated with it. However, a nutritional analysis placed within the context of mid-nineteenth century American nutrition has been lacking. Such an approach makes clear the connection between illness and diet during the war for the average soldier and defines the importance of nutrition’s role in the war. It also provides a bridge from the American diet to the soldier diet, outlining correlations between the two and examining the influence of physicians, chemists, and health reformers on the Civil War diet.
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