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

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