Monday, November 5, 2012

1862 November 6 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Thursday 6th--this is thanksgiving day appointed by our prayer
book--But it is raining so very hard that Mr Wingfield has
concluded not to have the Bells rung--So he will miss the thanks
-giving offering--It is raw & chilly- & I am thinking
of the poor soldiers--A company passed here yesterday on
their way to Chatham County to look up Deserters.  Joe Hill
son of Mr Thomas Hill was with them as Lieutenant--they
had walked 12 miles -& had still 3 to go before resting--they are
now exposed to this dreadful weather--Oh this horrid-cruel
War when will it end--

MSS 6960

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