Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mail came & nothing new. Rather cold. I got no letters. Finished another old dress today in the evening. Fannie cooked some meat & baked biscuits for them to take on the road. Taylor & Knight got back at dark to start tomorrow. Jim Parker came also but no Jim yet. Fannie cooked some chitlans this evening. Mr. Henry is very fond of them.

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