Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I had headache this morning when I got up. Pray meeting at the Academy today. Em Murray was here this morning to see if there was any letters for Mrs. Hawkins but got none. Till Morris & Miss Sumner came here from preaching for dinner & staid till nearly sunset. I had the headache very bad at night. I was very sick at my stomach. Mr. Henry was very attentive, he bathed my feet for me. He is the kindest of husbands.

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