Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

A cool morning but no frost. Cloudy & windy. Mr. Henry went to Asheville, got the mail & some coffee which is selling at 40 cts. per lb. We ought to dispose with it but Mr. Henry won’t. Mr. Henry & I went down to the dam this evening. The creek has pretty well run down. It took nearly all the plank off the dam. We took little Zona along with us. The Billy goat was drowned under the old mill house.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)