Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


Mail came this morning. My head well. Nothing new of importance. A. B. Jones came over for the news. He takes a paper from Richmond. Mrs. Parker here this evening. We all went up to the hotel garden. I eat a good many currents & had the headache all night. Mr. Henry & Pinck went to the fish trap & got four little ones. It was getting dark when we got back.

Another company are to be along from Cherokee on Sunday or Monday, going on to Asheville. There are eight companies in Asheville now. The cavalry consists of J. W. Woodfin’s company, “The Buncombe Rangers”, one from Watauga, Capt. Folk. Meclenburg Cavalry, Capt. I forgot who now. Juna Luska Guard, Capt. Hays of Cherokee, these of Cavalry & some of infantry. Grey volunteers Capt. Roberts of Buncombe. A second company from Haywood, Capt. Sam Bryson. Second company from Henderson Co. Gen. B. M. Edney. A Cavalry company from Macon Capt. Siler. Bob Henry has gone on. He belongs to the Jeff Davis Guards from Macon. All of Papa Henry’s sons belong to the state for her defense & three grand sons. Poor old man, he is growing old very fast.

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