Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


I knit all day, got the last sock done. Nearly sun down, knit the foot today. Willie is getting a little better. I had the headache yesterday & the day before but did not go to bed with it. Took some cephalic pills Thursday evening which perhaps prevent a severe attack. The waggon tongue broke yesterday evening just as they started so Taylor will not get off till Monday, middle of the day. Had everything ready to start, the provisions all packed.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)