Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mr. Henry went to Asheville, came back about 2 o’clock. Jim began to lay the hearths, finished the hall room. Only began after dinner, will lay this one tomorrow. I began Mr. Henry’s overcoat today, did but little to it. Warm & pleasant. Uncle Sam & Charlie hanging the meat.

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