Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mail brought no news, only Price & Vandorn have had an engagement with the yanks not far from Corinth. We whipped them good. That is all the news up to this time. I quilted after reading the papers. Mr. Henry’s back is improving slowly. I bathe it good at morning, noon & night in mustang linement. I hope he may soon be restored to perfect health.

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