Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I had the toothache very badly this morning for a while. It was 9 o’clock or after before I got the house cleaned. I went up to the garden & got some lettice for dinner, also some flowers for the vases. I eat a hearty dinner of onions & lettice & felt drowsy and headache all the evening. Did no work today. My head ached badly at night. Smith the tanner staid all night. Fannie ironed some this evening & made some ginger cakes for the children. I washed Zona & put her on clean clothes. Pinck took a long nap this evening.

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