Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I went to the mill this morning to get Mr. Henry to make a fringe paddle. Took Willie. Began my fringe & made enough to go on pillow slips by dinner. Sewed it on & Fannie & I went up to hotel place to get some shrubery to plant out in the front yard. I planted it all out after we came back. Peter Guy’s child died this morning of sore throat. They came here for a sheet to lay it out on.

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