Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


I made nearly two aprons today. One of Willie’s & one Zona’s. Finished Zona’s at night. I would have got it done before night but Harrie Deaver came. He is looking a great deal better, has a cough yet. Is helping raise an artillery company. He brought Zona a doll, Pinck a ball & Willie a marble. Jennie Hopson sent Pinck some glass marbles & the children some candy. Mrs. Fanning staid with me at night as Elijah Night has got home.

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