Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mail brought nothing new. We got no letters. I sewed some on my worked cap, did not finish it as I assisted about dinner. Willie is not so well today, his bowels are very loose. I have been feeding him on panada. The others all well. Mrs. Jessie Smith spent the evening here. She is a nice lady.

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