In addition to his diary, Henry Mosler maintained an illustrated notebook in early winter 1862. The slim leather bound notebook contains several pages of pencil drawings. These include studies of people and an interior of a grand space, perhaps a ballroom. In addition to passage written in German, Mosler recorded a few dreams.
One featured President Abraham Lincoln. Mosler's mother, Sophia, asked the president about the length of the war.
19th Dec something bad
1 Dec. 1862 I dreamed that Old "Abe" was sitting in our room talking with my mother Mothr asked him how soon he thought the war would be over. he answered—not before I’m out.—meaning the Presidency —Also dreamed about J.L. (I afterwards found that she the same night dreamed of me
2 I dreamed my brother had come home but was very sick—but not dangerous He also told us that the Doctor had given 52 kinds of Medicines—I also dreamed some fellows where going to knock down my father when I immediately started in the store room in which my father was rushed for a hatchet and was ready to defend him but he as it appears heard them talk what they where going to do and when I entered he asked me what those fellows had said, and I told him, he answered bold, let them come.