Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


I made some tatten till near dinner & then cut me out two chemise. I went to Mrs. Fanning’s in the evening. I hemmed a frill for one chemise. I heard today that Mr. Henry would be home tonight with a corpse from the 25th reg. unit, a young Chris Coffle of Haywood. He leaves a wife but no little ones to mourn his loss. Tom & Frady, the man that hauled him came this evening. Mr. Henry will be at home the last of the week. They brought in my pretty statue for little Cora’s grave. All are well. Nothing new going on.

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