Tuesday 16th February 1864
Went in the city [Petersburg] in the AM and called upon Miss Mary Robinson & Miss Mary Johnson & Miss Pattie Branch. Received a letter from Father enclosing a short one from Mother dated 15th inst. Wrote Mother in the AM & in the PM Father.
Had a very handsome Valentine sent me today through a lady friend but have not been able discover who sent it. Took tea at Miss Maj Scott & had the pleasure of meeting Lieut Haws (post Marshall) 7 his lady. Had a most pleasant evening returned to camp about 12 PM weather very windy in the after part of the day & turned very cold.
Source: William H. S. Burgwyn Diary. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC