I don’t know how many of you have noticed this, but there are very few published collections of soldiers’ diaries and letters that discuss First Bull Run. I sometimes run across various sites that have letters transcribed on them, and I think I’ll start a new section on my links page for them. But here’s how you can help:
If you have in your possession any diaries or letters written by campaign participants or even civilian commentators, please let me know via this comments section.
If you’d like to share any family diaries or letters here, that’s great – I’ll include attribution, and if you want to provide a biographical sketch of the writer that can be generally confirmed I’ll include that too. Images of the documents themselves are a plus – I have to be responsible and try to limit the risk of posting phony stuff.
And, if you know of a published work or website, even if it should be obvious to me, shout it out.
Letter above by a civilian observer from this site.