Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Cloudy, looks like rain. Harrie wants to go to Asheville this evening, seems to be doing very well. Willie’s bowels still loose & he’s fretful. Dinner will soon be on & my book is nearly through. I hope to preserve this journal ’till my dear little ones get able to read it. We have turkey for dinner. I hear the children calling me so I must go to them. No news at this time. Harrie left after dinner. Mr. Henry & I went to old Quinn’s. I fear we have seen Harrie the last time as I fear he has consumption.

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