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A Civil War Diary: Historical resources
This site contains lesson plans for use with A Civil War Diary, a journal of every day life by a soldier of the Chatfield Guards, Company A, 2nd Minnesota Regiment.
The "Civil War Diaries and Personal Narratives: A Selected Bibliography of Books in the General Collections of the Library of Congress" by Albert E. Smith, Jr. is an excellent resource for additional first person written narrative from both sides of the Civil War and from all ranks.
This journal was penned by Sargeant Hiram Holt assigned to the 1st Ohio Light Artillary. This unit provided artillary support at the Battle of Mill Run. Both the 9th Ohio and 2nd Minnesota fought in this battle.