Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mail brought no news this morning & battle is expected at Corinth & another at Yorktown soon. I sewed on Zona’s dress. It is very tough sewing & dreadfull rotten. Warm & pleasant. Our garden is getting on slowly. The fly or something has destroyed all our cabbage plants.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)