Sunday 20th [July 1862]
Late breakfast this morning. I gathered the beans for dinner, also some cucumbers & onions. It is after 12 & we will soon have dinner. We have our first apple dumplings today. I am upstairs in Harrie’s room writing. Mr. Henry down stairs in the piazza reading. He has taken a nap since breakfast. Pinck has gone with Atheline & other darkies to hunt huckelberries. Willie is with Tena & Zona playing about generally. Willie’s foot looks better this morning. No one here for dinner but our family & N. Taylor. Pinck did not get back till about 3 o’clock. Mr. Henry & I took a walk this evening up by the sweet potato patch & by the spring & then up by the hotel place. We called in a few minutes at Bets McKinnish’s. She lives in the cabin Taylor did. It rained a little before we got home. Not enough to dampen us.
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).