Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I fixed some marsailes cuffs to undersleeves & ripped my brown woolen sleeves out. I am going to change them to another fashion. The children combed my head for me this evening. I had the toothache badly for awhile after dinner.

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