Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

At work on hen house. Old Mr. Boyd here helping. I forgot to say that I finished my pillow slip yesterday or nearly. Fannie scoured the room over mine upstairs yesterday. I had a very bad headache in the evening. Warm, looks like rain. It did rain late in the evening a little. We fixed the walk today, hauled the dirt or threw it with spades down in the low place of the walk. I intend turfing the upper side.

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