Henry S., age 26, Michigan

I went up to the opening of the winter term of College this morning and taught classes this afternoon. I am to have more pupils than last term and have had to form two classes in writing. It has not been cold today but it snowed a little to keep up the reputation. I feel rather tired tonight.

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

Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

 I received a letter from Dora this morning. They are all well. No news of importance. There has been a fight of Murfreesboro. We thrashed the yanks soundly. Killing hogs today. Mrs. Parker came here last night at 2 o’clock to get Mr. Henry to go & cup Abbe. She is sick. He went & Betsey slept with me till day. I got up very soon this morning, soon after 4 & had breakfast by candle light. Two soldiers staid here last night. Very uncouth fellows.

*(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 26, Michigan

It has stormed all day today also. I think there is about 3 feet of snow on a level now. Fred Neill came over this forenoon and we cut down a tree and sawed some wood. We had to shovel the snow out of our way. I split the wood this afternoon and piled it but I can’t tell when I can draw it on account of the deep snow. Have been reading up on penmanship tonight. My labors begin at the College tomorrow for the winter term.

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

Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

New Year’s day. I hope another new year will not dawn on us with war & it’s horrors. ’Tis awful to contemplate. The hands began to kill hogs today, kept them busy to get 16 done. Betsey came this morning & began to weave. She will soon get the cloth out & then the negro’s jeans goes in. Mrs. Fanning has been down with sore throat this week & no better yet.

*(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 26, Michigan

This has been one of the most stormy days I ever saw. A raging snow from the south-west, which has lifted into every crevice and piled up into great banks in the road by the fences and buildings. I have not stired [sic] out only to do chores. I wrote pa and read the papers.

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

Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mr. Henry came this evening after dinner. The hogs will be here tonight. Tomorrow they begin to slaughter 100 head of hogs. It will be some time before they are done. Very cold & windy today. Mr. Henry got very cold before he got 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.)

Henry S., age 26, Michigan

The last day of ’87, and the last page in this diary.  This had been quite an eventful year to me as I now look over it, it wonder what ’88 has in store for me.  I went with Fred both this forenoon and afternoon to get hay at his farm.  I bought ½ ton of him this afternoon.  It snowed 5 or 6 inches last night and stormed this afternoon.  I went up town tonight and got the mail, received a letter from pa, Willie, and ma.  Kate got letters from Henry and Nellie and Una got her first pair of shoes.

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

Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Worked at Harrie’s glove. Finished one last night & began the other this morning. Nothing new going on. Willie is not at all well, worms I think. The negroes mostly gone to George’s breaking up Christmas frollic. Atheline & Fannie here, also Sam’s family. Willie has high fever tonight & is very scary in his sleep.

*(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 26, Michigan

I slept very late this morning, and did not have our breakfast until 7:30.  I did considerable work about the woodshed this forenoon throwing the wood, which formed the walks inside and boarding the sides up with some lumber I had.  Fred Neill came over this afternoon and we cut some trees and cawed wood.  A fine flying squirrell[sic] came out of one of the trees and stayed in view for some time.  I have been having the toothache this evening.  It has begun to snow again.

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

Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Old Mr. Parker died yesterday morning. He has been to see his son in the 60th Reg. & came home sick. Only lived a few days after he returned. Tom Parker died whilst he was there. George Boyd died a short time ago in the same Reg. I crochet some on Harrie’s glove today & went to Parker’s burial, but few people there. I went in the buggy. Charlie drove. The children rode as far as the mill & then came back. Zona cried a little to go with me. Miss Mathies brought home Harrie’s socks this evening not knit as I directed, so I only paid her 50 cts.

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