Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Had a very good rain this evening. All are well. Zona not very well, very fretful. Worms I think. She is a dear child, often comes to me & says “tap a lap mama,” wanting to get in my lap & after says “both tap a lap mama.” I should miss my dear little ones a great deal if I had none. Pinck is a good boy.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)