Document Type

Teaching Material

Publication Date

Fall 2021




  • Identify and analyze primary documents, materials artifacts, and historic sites important in United States history from 1787 - 1914


Students will be learning about 19th century warfare and challenges nations faced when fighting a war. The lesson will be accomplished through primary source journal entries and graphs.

Grade Level: 9-12

Lesson Length: 60 minutes

Purpose: Students will read the excerpt from multiple sources and will compare and contrast warfare from the 19th century and the 20th century.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Student will have the ability to point to specific reasons as to what could have made the Civil War so deadly a conflict.
  • Students will give specific examples as to how the Civil War changed/impacted the lives of students, professors, and citizens.
  • The students will be able to interpret and analyze both a primary and secondary documents related to the civil war.
  • Students will be able to infer historical context from images, such as graphs.

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Part I: Jefferson Medical College 1855 to 1865 (pages 89-124)

Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics and Instruction for Skirmishes.pdf (35185 kB)
Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics and Instruction for Skirmishes