More primary sources

i was able to find a few more sources from diaries that have been transcribed online

This is a letter from a military official writing to Pres. Lincoln after a Union loss explianing how he needs a commander to be removed. He goes on to bad mouth him and blame most of the destruction on him
http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/papers/F1401

This is a years’ worth of a soldiers diary/journal which will be helpful for getting a sense of what the troops felt about promotions and how it may have effected moral
http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/papers/FD5500

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