Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

My head has got well. I made Mr. Henry lapped pants today. Atheline in the house. He is going to Hendersonville tomorrow, to be gone several days. He has gone to Asheville today, got me 1 1/2 yds. of green gingham to trim my scoop with. We have had another battle with the yankees in which Gen. Zollicoffer was killed & our men badly whipped. Willie is doing better.

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