Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Friday, January 27th, 1865

To day I rode down to Stubblefield's Mill and delivered my negro boy Bill into the possession of Capt. J.T. Smith. On my way home I stopped at Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] for dinner and found Father [Joshua James Hall] had left for Crockett with his negro boy Dick to be placed in the Government service. Hicks ground 10 bushels of corn. A soldier stopped with me for the night. Weather variable & cold.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thursday, January 26th, 1865

To day I borrowed from Mr. Haden the sum of 25$ in specie and then left Crockett in Company with Dr. Murchison for home. I put my boy Bill in the service of the Government for the space of two months and 12 days to do work in the ? boat yard at Brookfield's bluff. Hicks ground 2½ bushels of wheat & 5 bushels of corn. Weather changeable & cold with a hard freeze at night.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Wednesday, January 25th, 1865

To day the boys are at work in the lower field. I rode my horse Rob to Crockett and stopped with Billy Stewart. Hicks ground 10 bushels of corn. Weather changeable and cold, with a freeze at night.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Tuesday, January 24th, 1865

To day the boys are at work hauling fire wood. James C. Roberts & Lieut. Barlow came up from the camp and spent the day with us. Hicks ground 5 bushels of wheat. Charley Hall spent the day with us. Weather clear and cold with a hard frost and freeze at night.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Monday, January 23rd, 1865

To day the boys are at work in the lower field. J.C. Roberts & Lieut. Barlow left for Camp. Hicks ground 10 bushels of wheat & 12 bushels of corn. Five soldiers stopped for the night who are very shabby fellows to say the least of it. Weather clear & cold, with a hard freeze at night.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sunday, January 22nd, 1865

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], children & I rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & spent the day. James Roberts and Lieut. Barlow came home with us and spent the night. Weather changeable and cold with a hard freeze all day & night.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Saturday, January 21st, 1865

To day the boys are at work hauling fire wood. Hicks ground 20 bushels of corn and 5 bushels of wheat. The guard is still at the mill. At night three soldiers stopped with me. We all returned from Hall's bluff about noon. Weather cloudy & cold with a hard freeze at night.