Sunday July 24th 1864
Very cool this morning. I had the pines taken out the fire places & fire this morning. Mr. Henry has gone to see Capt. Jones to try & stay at home to save his oats. Mary Tutt is here. Her & Matt go to church this evening at the Academy at 2 o’clock. Dr. Cummins preaches. Dinner will soon be in. We have our first cucumbers today. We have had apple dumplings several times. I sent Lonzo to Sister Jane’s yesterday with a basket of apples. They are getting ripe (the June apples). Mr. Henry did not get home till nearly sundown. He will go to town in a day or two to get his leave of absence. We did not go to walk this evening as Mr. Henry was tired.
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).