Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mr. Henry came home after 9 o’clock. We had gone to bed. I was so glad when I heard his dear familiar voice. ’Twas then I knew he was well & I thank Thy all Wise for returning my husband to his family. Cloudy all day. He went to Asheville this evening. I put some tatten on Willie’s skirt, cleaned the candle sticks & done about generally. Fannie made some pies this evening. Atheline not better. Jinnie has been sick two days, is well this evening. Dark when Mr. Henry got back from Asheville.

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