Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


Head not well yet, some better. I feel very feeble this morning, lay down part of the day. Hanes attended to Willie. The family all well. Mr. Henry in the house part of the day. He seems very anxious if I am in distress. I think he cares a good deal for his Dinah. My head got easy in the evening. I lay down before the fire & took a nap. Betsey McKinnish got 9 1/2 lbs. of rolls today. She is an old woman that lives at the foot of Mt. Yeaden or thereabout.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)