Thursday, February 7, 2013

1863 February 4 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Wednesday - Very cold, every thing still covered with snow-
But Sarah made out to get here to see me - & sat until
very late - She & her mother are very much pleased with their
new quarters - She says that fare is excellent - their [rooms?] comfortable
& the ladies in the house agreeable & entertaining - The parlor is kept
warm by gas fires this bad weather & they have free access to it at
all times - I am really pleased they have gotten there as Sarah
seems to be recovering her bright looks - & cheerful spirits - that
at the Hotel she was fast losing - We have had fine news
from Charleston - Two of our Gunboats have broken up the
Blockading fleet - Sunk two boats - & took the whole crew
off another prisoners-

MSS 6960

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