Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mr. Henry went to Spring creek this morning, will be back tomorrow evening. I stay tonight with my little ones & Atheline. I am not at all afraid, yet I feel lonely when he is gone. I have quilted a little today. Mrs. McDowell & Mrs. Mont Patton spent the evening here yesterday. Mr. Henry went to Stan Jones’ yesterday evening. He is quite sick.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)