Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


I got up with headache this morning. Finished Pinck’s drawers & Mr. Henry & I took a long walk up the meadow, hunted for turkey nest but found none. There was two men to see him when he got here. Fannie came after us. He came on. Fannie & I picked some sage for sausage meat. Aunt Tena done up lard today. I parched & made me a little coffee for dinner. My head got well. Finished drawers & cut out two pair of pillow slips for my pillows. One pair I will fringe, the other work with turkey red. Nothing new going on. All are well. I made one pair.

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