Friday 8th [July 1864]
I received a letter from Eugenia this morning. Harrie is quite unwell, confined to his bed. Poor Harrie. I expect to hear is no more soon. Gus some better this morning. He slept very well last night. A good deal of mail this morning. I have knit & nursed Gus nearly all day. Till Morris did not get a letter from her husband today. She is very uneasy about him as ‘tis rumored he is killed. Mr. Mark Erwin was here this morning & got fifty lbs. of flour.
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).