Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

My head ached all night & this morning it feels no better. I eat no dinner today. Mr. Henry complains of headache also. He has been with me all day. I have been in bed the greater part of the day. Mail brought no news. I got a letter from Ell. They are all well. Fowler has a discharge from the army. I know she is glad. I have done nothing this day but read a little.

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