Yes I have that very predicament right now....I have a copy of a diary my GG Uncle, Robert C. Ulmer of Co B 25th Ark started when the regiment arrived in Mississippi. He details in April how they are constant skirmishing and on Apri 30th he says they are expecting a battle. That was his last entry....the unit has Farmington as a battle honor so they did fight in early May. I have always wondered what happened to him. It had to happen suddenly at that time. One of his first statements was to his Capt to be sure and send his diary home if something happened to him...this was done and it is in the hands of his sister's descendants in Texas....but there is no info as to what happened...but at least we have the initial 6-7 pages of entries before hand. I also have copies of a number of letters by another relative in Co B...Thomas J. Elrod. He details the trip to Mississippi well to include the sinking of their boat, the Okaw Belle, where four of his company drowned in the White River. He became sick when they got to Miss and died summer 1862 in Panola MS. The Dr Roots and family who took care of him wrote his family and told them what happened and that they buried him in their family plot in the Panola Cemetery...this is now BAtesville, MS. Letters can provide so much closure....But there are some that I guess I will never know about...GG GRandpa William Grubbs left Bossier Parrish LA and never returned and they never heard a word about what happened to him...just a family mystery now. I know of another group of letters of a Co B member and brother in law to Elrod, who also died during the war.