Wednesday 18th May & Thursday 19th 
I suffered a great deal with my head yesterday (Wednesday). In bed all day. Mr. Henry went to Asheville & got some sugar. No news further than the news of Monday is confirmed. Banks has surrendered our forces in Va. victors. P. Allen was buried yesterday at Sardis. Mr. Henry in the farm today. Mary Tutt spends the day here. Jinnie & Matt cleaned the side room & one room upstairs after dinner, scoured & scalded. My head not well this morning but now since dinner nearly easy. I had a letter from Sister Lena Monday. They were all well. I finished Willie’s socks today & began a pair cotton gloves for myself of thread I have had ever since I was married. I bought it from home, some coloured thread I had left of knitting stockings. Mary Tutt was going to stay all night as it looked like rain this evening but her mother came after her. I suppose she was uneasy about her. Mary brought my hat & Gus’s today. They are very nice.
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).