[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.]
Sunday 21st [sic] We have all been to church and heard a fine sermon.
But I have felt dull to day--Hearing or at least reading in the
dispatch of this morning that Burnsides has sent from Norfolk
& Suffolk 6000 troops to take Welden- & they are now only
30 miles from that place--at Franklin Depot--From the same
paper I learn that the Yankees have been shelling the 18th
Mississippi Regiment--& have done very little, but some da
-mage--The girls went alone to church--.