Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Tilda Jones came here today. We heard Mrs. Green’s babe was dead & learned that is two children she has lost lately with sore throat. Jim Night brought us a bag of peaches, very nice. Tilda Morris left before dinner as she heard the Regiment was ordered from Asheville & her old man was in it. Cassius Gudger was married to Mary Willis last Tuesday. I think they had better stay single till peace is made anyhow, let it be long or short.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)