Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I cut out some pantletts for Zona & myself today. Did not work much at them. Mr. Henry & I took a long walk, went to where Johnston’s negroes were at work to get Mr. A. B. Jones’ Carolinian, to hear the latest news of the battle. We got it & sit down under a tree to read the most of it. I have the headache a good deal this evening from eating onions at dinner. It was late when we came back.

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