Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Cloudy & dull this morning. I slept very late. My head not entirely well yet. Breakfast late. Mrs. Fanning brought up a kitten last night. Willie & Zona think a great deal of it & Pinck is as anxious about it’s good treatment. Zona has been trying to get it to eat some molasses cakes. I will stop for this time as dinner must be got out & my head feels badly. No one here for dinner but the children & I. My head ached very bad after dinner. I went to bed soon after supper. Mr. Henry got home about 8 o’clock. Mrs. Fanning slept in side room. All are well at Uncle Dillard’s & Aunt Welch’s. I was so glad to see him for home is not home without him.

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