Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina


I made some tape trimming today. Spent the evening at Mrs. Fanning’s. Pinck & Zona went with me. Atheline sewing on Peter’s drawers. Mr. Henry came home in the evening. I was glad of it. I know he wanted to go on but I am so selfish, I want him always near me. I would have liked for him to have gone, yet I wanted him at home. Dora & Matt stay in Asheville tonight on their way to Tennessee. Mr. Neilson is taking them over. Mr. Henry saw them. I would have been glad to have seen them. All are well at home.

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