Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Cloudy this morning. We need rain very badly. There was rain on the mountains yesterday evening but we got none. This will be a long, long day to me. I expect to spend it on reading. I hope Mr. Henry will be here before another Sunday. I shall look for him the last of this week. We have had several watermelons. We have two nice ones I want to save till Mr. Henry, Dora and them comes. They are not pulled yet.

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