Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mail came but no news. Mr. Henry came home about 4 o’clock. I was very glad to see him, so were the children. He brought me a very nice nail brush, Pinck a small hair brush & Zona a very pretty little ring. It has been a very cold day. I did not expect him. He came up by home, they are all well. Dora sent the little ones some flowers. I finished my chemise & cut out Willie some pinnie fores. Got them basted, will sew them on the machine tomorrow & finished off button holes.

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