Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Willie is no better. I staid by myself last night. Mr. Boyd staid at Mrs. Branton’s & Louise did not come down. I was not affraid yet I was lonely. Atheline or Fannie sleep in here every night. I have to be up once or twice every night with Willie. How I wish Mr. Henry was at home. I sewed a little on the trimming of Atheline’s scoop, will finish it tomorrow. It is a pink cambrie. Very dry.

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