Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Jim laid this hearth today & the kitchen hearth also & fixed the floor in kitchen. A beautiful day. Three men stay here tonight hunting volunteers to form the 1st Regiment again. I sewed some on Mr. Henry’s coat, it is very tough sewing. Willie is very fretful, pure crossness I think.

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