Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


Windy this morning. The negroes have gone to the Academy to preaching. I guess they will not preach as the house is full of sick. There is several men here this morning but that is common since this Regiment has been here. Col. Vance comes down every night. This morning he staid till after breakfast. Mr. Henry at sleep. Zona sitting by playing & singing. Pinck at play & Willie gone to church, Aunt Tena & Atheline took him. I must see about dinner. We have turnips today the first. Also possum. Mrs. Vance, Mr. Henry, David, Pinck & I went to the field to see them on dress parade. They did not parade as it looked like rain. Mr. Renolds preached a very good serman in the field. We sat on the ground or rather most of them did. Mrs. Vance & I & some others sit on a rail, when we got back Mrs. Jarvis was here, came to board a week and one child. Capt. Jarvis wife & Atheline had the children upon the field this morning.

*(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)