Wednesday Jan 27th 
Mr Stuart came down on the train Monday afternoon & stayed with us till this morning he returned home for the train & took Cousin Jane Murchison with him. Sister went out to the Pearce’s Monday & came home this afternoon. I went home with Emily yesterday afternoon & came home this afternoon. William Anderson arrived home on Furlough Saturday, 23rd January.
Source: Malinda Ray Diary, Anna Sutton Sherman Papers, North CarolinaState Archives. See also David A. Ray Papers, Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill