This book contains two Civil diaries, representing the two sides of this horrific war.
In “A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary at the Confederate States Capital,” J. B. Jones shows the growth of disillusionment of a soldier far removed from the conflict but intimately familiar with the passage of the war. (Note the spelling of the last word of the title of this diary.)
In “The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War: 1861-1865,” Leander Stillwell describes the war from the perspective of a man far, far from his Illinois home.