Tuesday, July 31, 2012

1862 August 1 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.]

Friday 1st  Eliza is better today--Tho' still very unwell--It has ceased
raining--But still very cloudy--Liz has just heard from her mother who
mentions the return of Noah to Enfield--He has Camp fever, & has been
sick three weeks--He says Tom took him to Richmond, & sent him
home to get better nursed--He says Tom tells him he is well--But he does
not think Tom looks so--& that he cant stand the kind of life he leads
it will kill him--Oh how I do wish the War was over - & my children
at home!  Poor fellows they have to endure untold hardships----
William looks & feels better this morning--He is full of fun & very
sweet & interesting--Mrs Watters received a letter from Mary Anderson
to day--Mrs Harris has a daughter-who they have named Mary--She is doing
well--Col Martin came in at night to see Eliza & staid til after eleven

MSS 6960

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