Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mail came, nothing new going on. Rained some today. I quilted on the bonnetts, finished Zona’s, began Willie’s. Mary Rollins & Henry Cook’s wife here for letters. Also Mrs. Pettit, Mrs. Norman & Sue Patton. They hear from their husbands every week the two first. Mr. Henry had a letter from Pinck Allen, have some fever & measles in the Regiment. None of the whites have measles here 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.)