Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Willie’s birthday- I finished a shirt today & began another. Mr. Henry went to Asheville. There was to be some salt & coffee sold today but it was not sold. (Government stores). Mr. Henry bought a horse today, an iron grey. He needs another yet which he will get from Steph Jones.

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