Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I finished Willie’s dress. Mr. Henry started to Uncle Dillard Love’s this morning, will be gone about a week. Hanes out dropping peas today. Jinnie not well yet. She attended to Willie after dinner. We had heavy rain & thunder this evening. Atheline is improving very slow. The mail carrier says they are fighting at Corinth again. We have had a battle at Williamsburg Va., in which we were victorious. God help our course is my prayer.

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