Still fighting – one week to day since the battle commenced . Lord God of battles give us the Victory. Every hour brings the death blows to some loving heart. Father, husband or son killed. All our first men North Carolina, thou has cause to groan in agony of spirit – for thou hast lost many a noble son. Thy country’s alter is reeking with the sacrifice of brave souls. O Lord bind up the broken hearts!
Source: Elizabeth Collier Diary, Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill.