Monday 25th [July 1864]
I fixed my new muslin dress today. It was too long in front & fixed Jinnie’s old muslin. No news of importance tonight from the army. Some men robbed old Mr. Fulton about ten miles from here last week. I am afraid they will be here before long. The robbers were blacked. They took money & clothes of Fulton’s. Mr. Henry in the oats all day. They are very ripe, need cutting faster than we can possibly cut them. Some government wagons here today for oats.
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).