Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I received a letter from Dora today saying they would be here sometime this month. I wish they would come to chase away some of the long weary days that Mr. Henry will be away. He will be gone some three weeks. I think Dora is a kind sweet disposed creature & Matt is so full of life. I hope they may stay sometime. Nothing of importance only Stonewall Jackson has had a fight in valley in Va. We whipped as usual.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)