Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mail brought but little news. Watson Cannon is wounded severely in the breast & some others. I do not know them. I finished Jim’s pants by dinner. I feel very badly today as I had toothache so bad last night I did not sleep well. I took a nap after dinner. My teeth pained me a good deal late in the evening but after supper they got easy. Harrie & Pinck go fishing after dinner & after breakfast every day. They are fishing for the jack, said to be just below the dam. Willie is not at all 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.)