Cornelia H., age 24, North Carolina

Mr. Henry went to Asheville and New Found today. Came back before night & we went up to the spring & round by the old hotel place. I am so affraid my dear husband will go to the seat of war. If he has to go, God protect him I pray & bring him back safe to his family is my every wish. Warm this evening & cloudy. Dora & Matt here working on machine today. All are well. Began to plant corn in the apple orchard today.

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