Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mr. Henry & I went to Asheville to see the regiments leave. It was an imposing sight. Not near so many as there was to see the 25th Regiment leave. I did some shopping, made a bill of some 10$ pale as I went though as I think it is the best way. Got myself a calico dress for which I had to pay 22 cts. per yard, dear enough. I also got some bed ticking. We rode very fast going to Asheville. I went horseback. I was afraid to lope at first but I soon got over that. I rode John & Mr. Henry the gray colt. We got back about 1 o’clock. Mr. Henry got Pinck some boots & a hat. Pinck went with John in wagon. He took some flour. We got three wooden buckets, two for milk & one for me a water bucket.

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