Saturday, February 9, 2013

1863 February 8 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Sunday 8th It is bright & clear again - I have just received a letter
from James telling me the Government has seized my house
as well as Alford's next door to use for hospitals - it is what I feared
would be done some time or other - tho' I had no idea it would be
demanded so soon - we have to put up with a great deal these
War times.  I am now feeling badly at not being able to get an Es -
cort to Georgia - James though at one time he could go-
But in his letter to day he says urgent business will not let him
at least for 3 or 4 weeks to come - I dont know what I shall do-
We all went to church to day - tho' it was so very wet underfoot.
Christian was kept at home with Neuralgia -

MSS 6960

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