Tuesday 12th [July 1864]
I spent the day at Mr. R.L. Jones’. Mrs. Jones is very low. Her & two daughters are also down with typhoid fever & some of the negroes are sick. She sent me word to come. They have but little company. Till Morris is staying there now. Every one is affraid of the fever. Mrs. Willey Jones has a little daughter very low with the flux. I got a little damp as I came back this evening, at least my skirt did. I had my parasol & Laura Jones loaned me her shawl. Mr. Henry went to town today but no news.
Wednesday 13th [July 1864]
I mended some this morning & then cut Pinck’s pants of the cloth Dora gave him. Did not finish the pants. They are open in front, his first pair made that way. Anon Jones spent the day here. Tom Tidwell came up this evening from the camps. Some of the 14th Batt. called here last nighta bout 9 o’clock to get some bread & milk. We were abed & asleep. He got up & had them some bread baked. There was ten, only two staid all night. Dr. Baker staid here Monday night.
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).