Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mr. Henry went up the creek to try & get some volunteers. I fear he will go yet. I don’t want him to go. It seems that I could never stand it in the waits. I believe it would kill me. Zona had a fever last night again. Mr. Henry got very wet this evening as it rained very hard.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)