Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Willie still sick. I keep giving him teas and attending to his diet. Jinnie in the house as she has sore throat. Finished Charlie’s coat & made Sam a pair pants. Still warm. Last Monday evening we had a real summer shower, it thundered & lightened like a warm summer day. Mr. Henry sent for me to go to the mill this evening to take a long walk. Zona would not go so I only went to the mill. Mr. Henry came back with us.

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