Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I have mended up some today & sewed some buttons on some old vests. After dinner I had headache very bad. Took a nap. Betsey McKinnish & daughter helped picked wool today. Tena & Atheline picked too. It then dried a good deal in the evening but no rain. I got up in time to get out supper. My head a good deal better.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)