Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


I got up with headache. I had it a little last night & eat a harty supper so I was quite sick all day. I sewed a little on John’s coat, not much & lay down the rest of the day. Mr. Henry staid in the room nearly all this evening. Hanes took Willie to the kitchen & kept him. He did very well with him. Jinnie got supper. I bathed my feet about sundown but no relief.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)