Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Nothing new going on in the country. Every thing is excitement. We see it reported that Andy Johnston is going to try to come through East Tennessee & steal & plunder what they can. All the time two o’clock & past it is cloudy as if it might rain or snow. It is cold & the wind blowing. Yesterday the wind blew light all day. Matt Crook is here today, he eat dinner here today. He is as funny as ever. After he left Mr. Henry & I went to dam & over in pinto field. It was rather cool.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)