Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina


Mr. Henry went to the top of the hill this morning with J. Russell & Fergerson as they staid here last night again. It fatigued him a good deal. He waited up there to see Dr. Thrash till near 11 o’clock. I have quilted a little today. Mr. Henry went to the mill this evening & took a chill. He was freezing for awhile with the fever. It alarmed me a good deal. He was sitting before the fire & I had to call George to help him to bed. It soon wore off. A man came to stay all night about 8 o’clock. I was ready for bed but put on my clothes. He got his supper & went to bed. He is from Haywood.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)