Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


Warm & pleasant. I made Zona a quilt. Mr. Henry bought some jeans from old Mrs. Bates for pants. No other news. The mail boy brought the news tonight that the yankee fleet had landed at Port Royal Beufort Dist. I fear they will be troublesome yet & it really seems our people are dying by doing nothing letting Lincoln’s men come among us. Report 13,000 landed.

*(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)