Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

House full of people come to hear the news. The mail brought nothing of importance, no letters for us. I doubled some sewing thread & Jinnie knit on her stocking. Willie no better yet, the others all well. A cold, drisly, damp day.

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