Camp Number 3, Shady Spring, nine miles’ march from Raleigh.. — A shower during the night; clear and beautiful again this morning. Scrubbed all over; arrayed in the glories of clean duds!
Six fugitives from Wyoming [County] came in today. Major Comly returned. No enemy at the point where expected. Expedition a “water-haul.”
SOURCE: Charles Richard Williams, editor, Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Volume 2, p. 236-7