Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


Atheline in the house today. I finished Uncle Sam’s coat & cut Charlie one. Willie fretful, his bowels no better. I took a nap in the arm chair this evening & my head got better. Warm weather. It seems like Spring. I sent Sister Martha Arthur & Jinnie a pan of butter by Harrie. He leaves Asheville tomorrow. Poor fellow. I never expect to see him again. He has gone to Columbia to renew his shattered health.

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