Sunday 20th March 1864
Pleasant but a little windy this morning. Goodlake was here this morning after some government flour as Morgan’s men are to pass through Asheville tomorrow. I hope none of them may come this road, they are such rogues. Mr. Henry & I will go over in the wheat in the Joe Green field. He thinks ‘tis nearly all froze out. If so, I don’t know what we will do for flour another year. The children are out at play. Gus is not improving any in walking. We have turnip salad for dinner & dinner will soon be in. Mr. Henry went off with some men soon after dinner so we did not take our walk. He went in the wheat. It is nearly all froze out. I fear the people will suffer for bread. God grant us peace & bread.
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).