Below is a list of books that include the Regimental History and Diary’s of the original men that fought with the 42nd, with other publications about the soldiers everyday life on the march through 1861 to 1865.

History of the Bucktails, Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves, 42nd of the Line)
Osmund Rhodes Howard Thomso

Pennsylvania Bucktails:
A Photographic Album of the 42nd, 149th & 150th Pennsylvania Regiments
by Patrick A. Palm, Ronn Schroeder

Corporal Brewer: A Bucktail Survivor (Vol 1 &2)
William Wallace Means

Civil War Diaries of William Holland 42nd Pennsylvania (Bucktails)
William A. Holland, Daniel Hunter

Civil War Diaries of Pvt. A. Baker, Company A, 42nd Pennsylvania Volunteers (Bucktails)
Albert Baker, Daniel Hunter

Hardtack and Coffee, The Unwritten Story of Army Life

John D. Billings

Living Hell – The dark side of the civil war
Michael C. C. Adams

Hard Marching Every Day
Civil War Letters of Private Wilbur Fisk, 1861-65

AudioBooks

Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865,
By Leander Stillwell. 61st Illinois Infantry. (1843 – 1934)
Hardtack and Coffee, the unwritten story of army life (PART 1)
By John Billings. 10th Massachusetts Volunteer Light Artillery.
Hardtack and Coffee, the unwritten story of army life (PART 2)
By John Billings. 10th Massachusetts Volunteer Light Artillery.
Iconoclastic Memories of the Civil War
by Ambrose Bierce
Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861 1865 by Carlton McCarthy (1847-1936) who fought as a private in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War describes the Confederate soldier’s life.

Manuals & other Reproduction Period Books

-Casey’s Infantry Tactics

-Hardee’s Infantry Tactics

Beadle’s Military Handbook and Soldier’s Manual of Information Together with a Complete Dictionary of Military Terms

-Field Manual for Battalion Drill

-Various Books from Beadle’s Dime Series

-Customs of Service for NCO’s/Officers

-1861 US Army Regulations
-McClellan’s Bayonet Drill (Translated version of the French Manual)