Jinnie scoured my room, the dining room & upstairs today. Matt & I helped some. We did not get the things arranged upstairs this evening. Gus a good deal better today. Rachel Jones stays here tonight, also Dr. Baker, surgeon of Capt. Peter’s Artillery. He is very polite & an incessant talker. He bored me awfully. Jinnie fixed a bed for him upstairs. Things were torn up generally.
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).