Thursday 10th [July 1862]
Mr. Henry came after one o’clock. P. Roberts is dead from sickness. His remains will be buried inAsheville as soon as they come & they are on their way. His wife started to see him but missed the corpse some way. I helped about dinner, gathered beans & after dinner sewed on Jim’s pants. My teeth have been troubling me again, aching. Harrie will spend several days with us. He is improving a little.
Friday 11th [July 1862]
Mail brought but little news. Watson Cannon is wounded severely in the breast & some others. I do not know them. I finished Jim’s pants by dinner. I feel very badly today as I had toothache so bad last night I did not sleep well. I took a nap after dinner. My teeth pained me a good deal late in the evening but after supper they got easy. Harrie & Pinck go fishing after dinner & after breakfast ever day. They are fishing for the jack, said to be just below the dam. Willie is not at all well.
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).