American History in Real LifeMovies in the past have often shown characters that were touched by historical events. Yet sometimes, the truth is often more fantastic than anything Hollywood can devise. These stories of real people show how the events of the past touched their lives. Some times the stories are dramatic, sometimes simple, but all in all they weave a tapesty of the richness of the American experience.
American History in Real Life
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All but two of Isabella Hodgkiss Freeman Norvell’s eight sons served in the Union forces. Isabella was the third wife of Michigan Senator John Norvell (1789-1850). Barry Norvell , a civil engineer, died of yellow fever in 1858, aboard the … Continue reading →