Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


I got up with headache, took some pills. It got well after dinner. I finished working one pillow slip. Washed Willie’s & Zona’s head & put them on clean clothes. Atheline got her quilt out before dinner. Mr. Henry started to New Found this morning. Will not be back tonight & perhaps not till Monday. Warm & pleasant. Peach trees will soon be in full bloom, they are not killed yet.

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