Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


Rained all day. I finished the last shirt. Mrs. Common knit one of my stockings. Atheline on the other. She finished one & I the other that night. All are well. Pinck is growing finely. Zona & Willie are dear little creatures. Zona says she is Papa’s pet & that Willie is my pet child. I believe Mr. Henry pets her more than he did the others because she is a girl & we lost our other little daughter. Little Cora was a lovely child but it was best that she died. He doeth all things well.

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