Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


I woke early this morning. Willie is a very early riser. Breakfast late as usual. Aunt Tena has moved in her house. Seems to be comfortable enough. I was up there this morning for the first time since she moved. Nothing new going on. Old Mr. George & old man & volunteer from Cherokee & another man are here, going to start after dinner for Cherokee. Going in Mr. Henry’s buggy. Stan Jones going too. He (Jones) finds the horse. These men say there is a great deal of discontent in the camps on account of the officers. Some of them being from another state. Chinkapins are beginning to open. I must stop as I want to write to Lou & Sister Jane today & perhaps Dora & Matt. Did not write any letters at all. Mr. Henry went off after dinner, did not get back till night. I spent a long lonely evening by myself.

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