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Understanding Primary Sources: Recollections of Combat

100 pages1 hour


Drawn from Gale’s acclaimed Reference Library products, this concise study guide helps you explore central ideas of primary sources in their historical context. Profiles of the authors and surrounding events; timelines and images; engaging research, discussion and activity ideas; “Did you know?” facts; and additional features make this guide valuable for students and lifelong learners. Primary sources covered: excerpt from “How Does One Feel Under Fire?” (Frank Holsinger); excerpt from War Years with Jeb Stuart (William Willis Blackford: Account of William C. Quantrill’s 1863 Raid on Lawrence, Kansas (Richard Cordley); and excerpt from Journal of Edmund DeWitt Patterson, a captured Confederate soldier.

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