Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


I got up with headache this morning & suffered all day with it. Mrs. Fanning came & got some filling this evening, black. Caladona Jones was here a short time this evening, wanted to get some flour & brought a letter to the office. Louise McKinnish came this evening after an egg or two to make salve to go to her little sister’s eye. I sewed a little this morning on one of Willie’s aprons but my head pained so badly I had to lay down. I got two tubs & a pig pen from Matt Cook today for which I gave one dollar & thirty-five cents & a comb for Pinck at 10 cts. but I can’t find the comb since. This evening Zona would have me to lay my head in her little lap for her to rub & comb & I have not seen the comb since. The mail came along tonight, it was due here last Monday but Vic has been sick.

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