Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Cut Willie two skirts off the sheeting today. Hemmed both on machine & but little else. Hanes is gathering cherries every evening. They are ripening fast. Fight still going on at Richmond. The hands are saving wheat.

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