Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


A good deal cooler this morning & cloudy, looks like snow. I slept well last night, did not wake till 6 this morning. Breakfast late as usual on Sunday. Mr. Henry not come yet. If he comes today it will be ugly riding for the wind blows considerably. The Boyd’s left after breakfast. John came in a little while ago & asked me to write a letter for him. I guess he will be in soon for me to do it. I want to write to Sister Ell today, also Lou & perhaps Lena.

I wrote John’s letter today also one to Lou. Mr. Henry came in the evening also Joe Russell as a witness. It was a very unpleasant day all day. I staid in the house with Pinck all day. Zonnie out with Atheline.

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