Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina


I got a letter last Thursday from Dora. They were all well at Mr. Neilson’s. They will be over some time this month on their way home. I would like to go with them if I can conveniently. I see nothing new in the papers. I sewed some on Jinnie’s dress. Mr. Henry & I went to Till Morris’ this evening. T. Morris got home last night. He says Tom Night is dead. Old W. Night got a letter today confirming it. Poor fellow. There was some other men went along with us. J. Tinsley & another man from Transylvania came to buy wheat. Jim cut his foot right badly last Wednesday. Stepped back on the scythe blade.

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