Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Rained all day. Fannie cleaned up the room upstairs. There is one bed tick entirely scoured. Col. Vance wants to bring his wife here to board. The branch so backed can’t grind at mill. The creek rising did considerable harm to Mr. Henry’s mill dam, the dirt work. It will be several days before they grind again. I & Atheline made two shirts for Hanes & Pea. Done all their shirts now.

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

Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It was cold last night but grew warmer today and was pleasant until late this afternoon when it rained some. Effie and Geo. Martin went to Ypsilanti today. They came back this evening. I went to church this forenoon. Have been writing to Fred Waters tonight.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Cousin Betsy & Miss Lowry started this morning to where they are going to burry Gen. Lowry. No one in the house with the corpse but Cousin Mary Moore & I. Mr. Henry gone up to the hotel place. I shall be lonely for some time. I have not seen Gen. Lowry since he came here nor do I expect to. David Plemmons started with the corpse about 2 o’clock to some 20 miles where they burry him. Cousin Mary knit on a sock today for me. I sewed on Hanes’ shirt, finished 1 today & some on another. She started home about 3 o’clock. It began drissling rain about 2 and continued all night.

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

Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Pa an I drew a couple of loads of pumpkins this morning, and then I went to husking corn. Kate and Effie went to Dexter. We husked corn this afternoon. Mr. Butler & wife were here after nuts. Pa took a load to the Nilsson Club tonight.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Pa and I set the fruit trees that he got the other day this forenoon. The thrashers came at noon and we did our thrashing this afternoon. We had 203 bu. of oats and 202 bu. of wheat. Kate, Effie and I went to the Reading Circle meeting at the ministers tonight.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It rained so we could not thrash this forenoon and just as we got ready this afternoon a big wind and rain came up and put an end to proceedings for today. It has blown fearfully all the afternoon and is at it still. The thrasher went home tonight.  

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Pa and Willie went to Dexter this forenoon to get some trees he had ordered from a nursery. Uncle Robert and I husked corn the most of the day. Pa helped Rosiers [?] thrash this afternoon. The machine came here tonight and we will thrash tomorrow. It has been a warm day.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Henry S., age 25, Michigan

We finished digging potatoes this forenoon. We put 30 bu. in the cellar and pa sold and delivered 11 bu. to John Alexander this afternoon. Kate and Effie visited at Quells this afternoon. I husked corn. It is beautiful warm weather, and has been for some days.  *(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Pa and I drew manure this forenoon. I picked up potatoes and did some writing this afternoon. Pa and Willie went to Delhi with a grist. Kate, Effie and I went to Dexter tonight, it is a fine moonlight evening.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Pa and Willie went to Dexter this morning to see the Dr. but he was away. Willies hand is doing well though. Went to church and stayed to Sunday-shool. All went to atemperance meeting tonight,  but me.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)