This past Tuesday I received an email from reader Jon-Erik Gilot, who sent along an Ohio newspaper article from 1861, recounting a soldier’s experience at Bull Run. This is an account I’ve never read before, and it includes some pretty cool stuff. But as it is a little controversial, I want to get some confirmation on the basics. I’ve forwarded the article to two e-quaintances who are authorities on the regiment in question, and so far things appear to check out. I’ll post the article as a resource, include the info from the authorities in question as a separate article, and link to that article as notes to the resource.
Thanks to Jon-Erik, who now lives here in Pittsburgh and has done a lot of work on the Upper Ohio Valley in the Civil War.