Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Nashville has been surrendered to the Federalist. The yankees took Newbern the 14th & took a good many prisoners. The Merimack has done considerable damage to Lincoln’s navy during the last week or so. I would rejoice if all their fleets could be done in the same way. Rumour says J. Woodfin is either killed or a prisoner. We got no letters today, that is Mr. Henry & I.

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