Friday January 22nd 1864
Was invited by Capt. Edward White, Asst. Agt Genl (who was commissioned to invite some Gentlemen) to a party given by a Miss Major.
Had a most agreeable time indeed. The party broke up about 1 o’clock the next day & I went to Jarratts Hotel & remained there till about 4 ½ AM & started for the Depot to take the train for Richmond where I was going to see about my appointment as Asst Adjt Genl to Clingman’s Brigd. Weather fair & moderate.
Source: Diary of William H S Burgwyn, North Carolina State Archives and found on www.ncecho.org