Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina


I had the toothache nearly all night. I did not get to sleep till after 2 o’clock. Mr. Henry was very kind, doing all he could to me. It was late before he & I got up & did not eat till the hands were out & gone. Mail came while we were at breakfast, brought no news. I made some tape trimming. Mr. Henry got me 7 bunches of tape in Asheville.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)