Thursday 11th [August 1864]
We finished the bonnets today before dinner. Very warm today. The hands cutting hay at Starnes. Fannie is cooking. I don’t like her at all as a cook. She is so contrary but Mary is not at all well & she stays in to attend her. Anon Jones here tonight. He leaves for the army on Sunday. Tom is still here. He got the furlough lengthened for fifteen days.
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).