Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I finished off Willie a dress today. Atheline had made the skirt. I finished his last skirt yesterday. Fannie made some dried apple pies this afternoon. Atheline very unwell, not able to attend Willie. I clean up all the house myself. E. P. Knight got home last night, says Mr. Henry will be at home soon in a day or two. I hope he may soon return to his family, whose every thought of him & who prays God to take care of him while he is gone.

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