Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


I had headache till dinner. Mr. Henry staid in the house & helped with Willie till dinner. Atheline is sick. After dinner it got well, that is my head. I finished Sam’s shirt & attended Willie. Rather cool. Uncle Sam at work in the garden. I got a letter from Dora or rather Mr. Henry did. He sent after the mail by L. Case. They were all 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.)