Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


We all attended church. Mr. Reynolds preached a very good sermon. Fannie had dinner nearly ready when we got home. As usual, I had headache. Mr. Henry & I went up the road by the hotel garden. We took Pinck & Zona with us. Zona has on her red flannel dress, the first time she has worn it. Mr. Henry lay before the fire all the evening. The old tanner Smith was here part of the time. I forgot to say Mr. Henry married another couple, Morris & one of old Jim Night’s daughters on the 3rd inst. They came after him at 10 o’clock at night & he went. I was vexed. I did not want him to go.

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