Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mail came. I got a letter from Mr. Henry which should have come two weeks ago. Nothing new. The little ones very well. Rather cold. I finished my sleeves but have to take up the waist a little. Atheline cleaning the yards. Willie fell out the back door twice this evening, bruised his head a little on both sides. Uncle Sam hanging up the beef.

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