Primary Source Worksheet: Excerpt from the Diary of Union Soldier Samuel Cormany

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Young historians read and analyze a soldier's direct account of his participation in the battle of Gettysburg, as well as consider the overall strategy and tactics taken by the Union and Confederate troops.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Before answering the follow-up questions provided in this resource, consider approaching the text with a standard primary source analysis worksheet
Pros

  • Ideal tool for primary source analysis, particularly coupled with images presented on educational poster about Abraham Lincoln (see resource's materials)
Cons

  • None