Sunday 17th August 1862
Rather cool this morning. The man has not come yet to see the land. It is now dinner time. Mr. Henry is asleep in the side room. We have roasting ears [corn] for dinner & a good number of other things. The substitute man has come at last & we will soon have dinner. The children & I went up those peach trees on the hill to the right of the road. Hanes went along to get them off. Willis is not well this morning. Atheline has gone to Millers’ to see some of her relatives & Aunt Tena has Willie. Mr. Henry & Patton went to see the land of Parker’s. Mr. Henry did not get back till late so I did not go to walk this evening. A soldier stays here tonight. He came back with Mr. Henry. Willie’s bowels are very loose today.
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).