Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


A company of volunteers went on this morning from Athens, Geo., Grady’s company I think. We left Cousin Betsey Gudger’s after the soldiers had past about 10 o’clock. Spent the day very pleasantly at Cousin Lou Candler’s. Had a nice dinner, beans the first I have eat this season. Went over to Candler’s office in the evening & started home about 4 o’clock. Met Mr. Henry & Pinck at Night’s shop waiting for me. Mr. Henry is very kind to me. I am blessed with good children & the kindest of husbands & well I appreciate them too. Found all well at home. Everything gone on well. I think Hanes was more rejoiced to get home than any one else.

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