Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I began the other pair pillow slips. Made both on machine & began to work one. Spent the evening at Mrs. Fanning’s. Warm & pleasant, took the children with me. Willie was delighted with the trip. Newbern has been taken by the yanks, our people were defeated.

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