Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Jinnie & I began to scour the house. Cleaned all down stairs, very nice. The mail brought no news. A good many letters went on this evening. Willie seems a little better. How I wish he was well. He is very cross. Jim’s mother & sister came here Saturday morning, will leave tomorrow. Sam & the other men putting up the dry house. Tena put in the cloth for Jim’s & the other’s pants at Mrs. Fanning’s. Only 12 yds. She will get it out this week.

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