Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


A warm pleasant day, wind from the South. Zona & I went to the goose nest (on the hill across the meadow) this morning. I sent Atheline to get her. When I came back, the house is nearly full of men or at least the fire place is crowded, so I write down near the branch in my “studio.” Harrie is still here. Mr. Henry got a sack of coffee in Charleston at 53 cts. per lb. Dear coffee. I fear he will not get it at all. He is so kind to me. I love him more & more every day. May God bless him is my prayer. Dinner will soon be on so I must stop. Harrie left soon after dinner.

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