Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I did not get up this morning till after breakfast as my head pained me so badly. I got no easier till after supper. Willie is some better. A cool damp day. There were several women here today. I was so wearried with them. I went in the side room, it was very cold in 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.)