Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Cold & a real snow storm, the wind blew all day. It snowed a good deal. Fannie washed. Atheline got dinner. Willie made his first step alone this morning. He is very proud to try to walk. He is very large to his age. Pinck & Zona will play in the snow. All I can do. They are very fond of seeing their little tracks in it.

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