Monday 7th October 1864
Cloudy & gloomy this morning, it well accords with my unhappy temper. I must write several letter today. Mr. Henry has gone to town this day. ‘Tis reported there was a fight a Spring Creek yesterday. I can’t believe it. No news in town.
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).