Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I made some apple preserves today & the sleeves of my dress. Mr. Henry went with the waggon after some bridge sills. They bought one. He was very wet, it has rained nearly all day with wind from South East. Willie can walk across the room & not fall. He will soon be running anywhere. Fried apple dumplings for 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.)