May 9, 1864
No mail again today. Rumours only of skirmishing at Jarrats Depot on the Petersburg R R. It is hard on all of us but especially so on poor Pattie. Her anxiety is intense.
Source: Edmondston, Catherine Ann Devereux, 1823-1875, Journal of a Secesh Lady: The Diary of Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston 1860-1866. Crabtree, Beth G and Patton, James W., (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1979).http://nc-historical-publications.stores.yahoo.net/478.html