Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I finished Willie another skirt & began the last one. We had a freshet Sunday night, took the dirt work of the dam. Two men staid here last Sunday night, came to the mill. They went on to Cathey’s. Lou did not come, neither did Louise McKinnish on Sunday night. I ask God’s blessings on my dear husband this night.

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