Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Sewed some on John’s pants, did not finish them as I had headache & toothache both after dinner. I took a nap in the evening. It has been very pleasant today. McDowell’s Battalion is ordered to march next Thursday. Harrie belongs in that, also Jim Parker & a great many of the neighbors. Poor things. I pitty their families.

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