Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Cloudy & rained a little till 12. Rained but little after that. I cut out Willie some dresses out of some old ones of mine, also Zona one. Made Willie one after dinner. Mr. Henry went to Asheville after dinner. The yanks have got up to New Orleans but have not landed yet. Willie very cross. The other little ones well.

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