Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I cut out some of the negroe’s pants today & finished Uncle Sam one pair. Very warm today. Mr. Henry went to Asheville this morning, took Pinck & Jimmie Common. He got two bunches of thread No. 12. Gave $3.00 a bunch. No news from Richmond. They had a terrible battle last Tuesday.

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