Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Berry & Saunders off to Asheville. Mrs. Charlie Moore & niece (Mrs. Clark) spent the day here. I did some sewing for Mrs. Clark on the machine, two shirt bosoms. They had a great deal of work on them. The machine did not sew well at all. It skipped so much. We had our first peach pie for dinner & several other things. I knit a little today on Willie’s stocking. Striped red & white. Atheline has been knitting on them.

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