Wednesday 10th August 1864
Finished Pinck’s shirt today & cut Zona & Gus a bonnet. Matt helped me. We did not get them done. No news of importance. I hope Mr. Henry will not have to go out in the militia. I do wish this cruel war was over. The children learn very fast. Zona can read & spell in three letters. Gus & Willie go to play while the children are reciting.
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).