Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mail brought no news of importance. The Confederates fired into the yankee fleet a short time ago at night & did them some harm. Stonewall Jackson has gone to the Valley again to attend to Pope. I finished Jim’s shirt & began Atheline’s dress. Mrs. Fanning cut out the cloth yesterday. Jim & the children began to cut fruit today to dry sweet apples.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)