Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mr. Henry has had some wheat cut, it is not much account. Pleasant this morning. We intended to spend the day with Till Morris today but Willie was sick last night & is not well this morning. I want to go after dinner if Mr. Henry is willing & take all the children. Mr. Henry is laying down in side room but not asleep. Dinner will soon be on so I must stop & make Willie some panada. I am upstairs writing in room over mine. We did not go to see Till. Mr. Henry slept nearly all the evening & I went to Mrs. Fanning’s in the evening. Did not stay long. I took Zona & Pinck. There was company there. Mrs. Fanning was not at home. Mr. Henry took a long walk. I did not go for I did not feel well. I read. It was dark when he came back.

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