Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mrs. Vance & Mrs. Robertson come back this evening, staid all night. Cold and a big frost this morning killing potatoe’s tops. Our turnips are large enough to eat. Mrs. Jervis at camps today, no one here for dinner but Pinck & I. Made Willie a gown.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)