Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I finished Zona’s dress before dinner & washed the children after dinner. Got Pinck’s summer pants & fixed them & put them on. Some men came home with Mr. Henry from muster & eat dinner about 3 o’clock. Mr. Henry went to Asheville with them, did not get back till we were done supper. No one here to supper but the children & I. We have beautiful moonlight nights. Hugh Johnston got 200 lbs. of lard & 200 lbs. bacon here last Monday. Mr. Henry got a horse off him. Atheline improving. I have not felt well today. I had the headache last night right badly.

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