Spent the day mostly in cleaning up, ironing blankets, clothes &c.
Remainder of the month spent in the usual way Monotony, and hindrances at literary employment. Weather mostly pleasant — more so, than expected from this Northern clime. One more little snow, sufficient to cover the ground. Rations not enough — appetite always calling for more.
*(Worthy of Record: The Civil War and Reconstruction Diaries of Columbus Lafayette Turner, Ed. Kenrick N. Simpson, courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina.)