September 6, 1864
The 2d day this is and our rations gets no better we get half a loaf of bread a day a small slice of Pork or Beef or Sault Beef for Breakfast for Dinner a cup of Been Soup and Supper we get non Mr. A. Morgan of South Carolina has a vacon Cook House which he has bin teaching School in every Sunday and has prayers evry morning befour school we have a Preacher to evry Division in the Camp. Mr. Carrol preaches to our Divi which is the 8th. This is the 5th day of the month and we are going to have Been Soup with onions in it to day for dinner we will have Potatoes and Onions boath tomorrow the Dr had them sent in here for rebs to see if they would not stop Scirvy My health is very good to day which is the 6th of Sept. 64. But I cannot tell how long it will remain so for it is a raining and very coal to day An I have not go eney shoes.
Source: Christopher Watford, ed. The Civil War in North Carolina: Soldiers’ and Civilians’ Letters and Diaries, 1861-1865, Volume 1. Diary of Bartlett Yancey Malone, microfilm in the Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill