Saturday April 2nd 1864
I have been in bed part of the day but am a good deal better this evening. I hope I may get well soon. I have done nothing today, only knit a little. All the soldiers are gone & I am glad of it for the house has not been clear of them for a week till tonight. They are all nice men, genteel in their deportment. I received a letter from Dora yesterday saying they were all well. Pinck has learned to knit & Dora is learning him to write. I would be so glad if he could write. I had a letter from Eugenia also. Harrie was not improving any. Jennie wants me to get her ten yds. of white flannel made. I fear it will be a bad time to get now as every one has made up their wool.
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).