Oct 19 
I received a letter from Capt JN Harrell, Aquire Creek (Virginia), saying he was doing well, but 15 of his men were down with the mumps. They are expecting a battle very soon.
Thomas C. Parramore, F. Roy Johnson, and E. Frank Stephenson, Jr., eds. Before the Rebel Flag Fell. (Murfreesboro, NC: Johnson Publishing Company, 1965).
PC 222 Annie Darden Diaries. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC