Anna L., age 75, Illinois

Such a windy cold day. Up quite early. Waited for Geo but late coming. Lo hurriedly made trip to cabin and back before taking Carrie to S.S. G and B came later had eaten with boys and Alb. and Jim. Then the 3 took the 8 o’clock for City. Milwaukee folks came about 11:00. We left soon for cabin didn’t get home until nearly 10:00.

Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mr. Henry says he feels a good deal better this morning as he sweated very freely last night. He took some sulphur. He is salivated slightly & his teeth are sore. Jinnie & I scoured my room & she scoured the back & front piazza, also the dining room. Mr. Henry & I took a short walk this evening, went nearly to the mill. He did not complain of fatigue when we came back. The children were at the mill. They came back with us. Willie was there also.

*(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

We woke up this morning to find the ground covered with snow.  It has been snowing and raining about all day.  I thought the snow was all going off tonight but the wind is in the north and seems to be growing cold.  I hope it is not going to freeze up just yet.  Neither of us went to church on account of the storm.  I was over at Neill’s a little while this afternoon.

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

Laura M., age 15, North Carolina

Felt trippy 2nd period. Leslie cracked me up. (Razberries and cream.) 🙂 Pat gave me his picture with intense poem on the back. Sandra took me to work. (Jenn and Brooke.) Courtney came there and saw me. Made my day. Eddie picked me up and I changed at home. Went 2 his house and did homework. We ordered pizza. He picked up Teddy and came back. Came home. Ashley.