Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

This has been a changeable day. It first sleeted & then snowed, then nearly all the snow melted & it took a fresh start to snow & snowed on after night. I mended some & moulded some candles. Aunt Tena finished spooling the cloth for some jeans to sell. Atheline ironed the children’s clothes. Fannie made some ginger cakes for the children today. We finished the hog heads today. They began to smell a little. I have not heard from Mr. Henry since he started. I hope he is getting along well. I look for him next week & hope I may not look in vain. Things are going on very well at present.

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