Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I had headache all night. Breakfast late this morning. Mrs. Common & her son Jimmie came yesterday evening, just as I was starting. We took Pinck & Zona to the burying. There is preaching at the Academy today. Mr. Henry & Zona have gone, also Willie. Mrs. Common & I are here. I am writing in the front piazza on the round table. We are going to have beans & irish potatoes for dinner & chicken. Cherries are good, ripe now. They will soon return from church & I have nothing more to write. Willie’s bowels are loose & he is very cross. The others are well. Ham & Mary Rollins came home with Mr. Henry for dinner. They staid till late in the evening.

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