Cornelia H., age 27, North Carolina

I began Zona a bonnet today making it of yellow quilt calico. Did not finish it. Sam & others killed a hog this evening & scalded it in brine. It is very large meat. I hope it may save well. We cured one that way that done finely.

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