Handwritten transcriptions from a number of pages of the Diary of Private Edwin D. Benedict, who served in the Troy Guards, Company C, of the 12th Pennsylvania Reserves. As noted in the upper righthand margin on page one, the source of the diary itself is from the Chicago Historical Society.
Long time Civil War Enthusiast since early childhood. As a former resident of nearby Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I became interested in the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves and since then, have become engaged in researching the regiment and the men who served in it. I currently reside in Northern Virginia and work in Washington D.C.