Saturday 20th August 1864
Matt & I cleaned upstairs today. We expected Sister Jane this evening. Mr. Henry went after her after dinner but Dora was sick & Mr. Nielson got home last night so her nor Eliza either came. It was dark when Mr. Henry & Pinck came. I have done several things today. I washed all the children & put on their clean clothes this evening. Gus is a little loose in his bowels.
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).