Wednesday 2nd [July 1862]
Cut Willie two skirts off the sheeting today. Hemmed both on machine & but little else. Hanes is gathering cherries every evening. They are ripening fast. Fight still going on at Richmond. The hands are sawing wheat.
Source: Diary of Cornelia Henry in Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journal and Letters of the Henry Family. Clinard, Karen L. and Russell, Richard, eds. (Asheville,NC: Reminiscing Books, 2008).