Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I quilted some little today. Pinck was sick all the evening, had some fever & complained of his throat being sore. Zona had some fever also. They lay before the fire all the evening. I was really alarmed for fear they were taking dyptheria. Willie has got well once again. Mr. Henry started Hanes to Asheville after the mail this morning but he got frightened at some men they were taking to jail from Jackson Co., so Mr. Henry went after dinner. We had to retreat from Corinth with a heavy loss of men.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)