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.)