Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Jinnie cleaned the dining room & then swept the yards, her & Hanes. Peaches are beginning to ripen a little, clingstones. I have done some mending today, indeed I have done nothing else. Berry Hogan came this evening & another man named Saunders. Berry is on his way to Tenn. Lane is driving a hack, taking a negro woman to nurse Sister Jane’s babe down home as she gives no milk. Berry is going to bring some sheep back. Jinnie’s brother Jim is along to help drive the sheep. Willie still improves very slow.

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