March 22nd 
We have had a heavy fall of snow today and it is now a pitiless storm. The wind howling & sleet & snow still falling. The Col has just measured the depth of snow & it is seven inches deep. We have a weather-bound soldier with us. Has been detained two days & nights already. Sandie Elliot came in the evening to bid us good-bye and will be “off for the war’s again,” as soon as the weather will allow him to travel. He is a dear affectionate relative & I trust he will be spared to us when the “cruel war is over.”
Henry has been busy today catching birds & the little girls amused themselves cooking them. What a sight for the poor, for soldiers, & dear sailors! Oh how thankful should we be for our comfortable home & warm beds!
God pity the poor!
Source: Jane Evans Elliot Diaries #5343, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/e/Elliot,Jane_Evans.html