I am an interested reader of CW diaries. They usually depict a part of the conflict that is more "personal" than the tactics, battles, and political idiologies usually put forth in most CW writings. Have a couple books by Buford and also one by TJ.
Am a bit biased as this unit is from my home county, but there are 4 diaries current and two more coming. If you like this type of reading, you may enjoy http://www.fortunecity.com/westwood/makeover/347/index.htm
Hope you enjoy.