Columbus T., age 32, North Carolina


Called upon Wittkowsky and Rintels to purchase me a neat suit of clothes and overcoat to celebrate my marriage anniversary in.

Obtained a nice suit and fit. Cost including overcoat and two kerchiefs, with Suspenders and cravat is $75.25.

Took meals at the Central Hotel. Highest price for best cotton 14 and 3/4. Called upon the Vances. Met there Rev. Mr. Davis of Gaston Co.

Took the train for Raleigh [from Charlotte] at 7 P.M. Met Bryson Rep. from Jackson, which county he represented as being great for cabbages, having raised a large quantity himself that weighed each 1, 5lbs. Good for grazing. Settled down to a restless sleep.

*(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.)