Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I went up to the hotel garden & got some lettice for dinner. It is a beautiful, warm, bright morning. Brought down some lillies & a few other things to set out in the yard. I made Mr. Henry’s drawers, got done before night. Atheline sewing on her chemise. Willie running about generally. The other little ones joyful & happy. I hope my own dear husband is getting along well. May he be happy & protected is my daily prayer.

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