Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mr. Henry came this morning & brought us a basket of peaches, very ripe soft peaches. He is a dear kind husband to me & such a fond father. He has gone to Asheville today, did not get back till we were at supper. He brought me some smoking tobacco for my old teeth. I cut & sewed some on a shirt for Jim today. Very warm.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)