Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Cloudy & drisly rain all day. Mail brought no news. There has been a little battle at Leesburg, some 300 killed & wounded on our side & 1000 or 1200 on the other. We got no letters today.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)