Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I made Uncle Sam a pleat-bosom shirt today. Jinnie helped a little. Willie no better. A beautiful day. The hands are making a new road down near the house. Mr. Henry at the mill all day. It saws faster with him to stay there.

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