April 11th,  Tuesday
On the Hillsborough road 3 miles from Raleigh [ NC]
Arrived here about 3 o’c. after a march of about 15 miles, starting at 6 am. Passed through the capital of North Carolina - beautiful city. Gloomy rumors afloat in Raleigh - such as that Lee has been compelled to capitulate. Bad rumors always fly about on swift wings. The evacuation of Richmond & the fact that we receive no tidings from our great chief are enough to give birth to a batch of just such stories. I fear that many noble fellows have fallen, but I cannot believe that our noble leader with his army is lost to us.