Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


I got up with headache this morning, not very severe. I sewed a little on Zona’s skirt, finished putting on the tatting (rose) & basted one tuck. I lay down just before dinner & eat none but eat a bunch of radishes & apple pie. Pie left last night at supper. I felt very unwell but threw up about 4 o’clock & got well enough to bake some apple pies & molasses custard. Took Willie in kitchen. Mr. Henry & all the children took a nap in side room. I lay down with Willie but did not sleep though he did.

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