Saturday, November 10, 2012

Monday, November 10th, 1862

To day I am again very busy in the conscript office enrolling soldiers for the army of the Confederate States, & so continued until the army Surgeon Mr. G. Fergason left. The boys finished digging & housing the potatoes. weather cloudy and warm with strong prospects of rain.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sunday, November 9th, 1862

In the forenoon I am engaged in the conscript office & in the evening I remained home with Sam, writing up this journal and some letters to my little woman & dear ones at home [in Houston County]. weather clear and pleasant.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Saturday, November 8th, 1862

To day I am busily engaged in the conscript office reconscripting those heretofore discharged by reason of disability. Sam H. Sharp* with the little wagon & mules arrived from the mill [in Houston County] having left there on Wednesday last, taking just 4 days to come down. He left my little woman and babies well. The boys still at work housing the potatoes. weather clear and cool, with a hard frost at night. [*Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . and "the little woman" is his sister . . . as well as the wife of the writer of this Journal . . . ]

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Friday, November 7th, 1862

This morning I went up town and moved my office down to the river where I can be more comfortable. In the afternoon I took my gun and went out hunting and succeeded in killing two nice turkeys and one duck which was as much as I could conveniently carry home. The boys are at work digging & housing potatoes. weather clear & cool, with a frost at night.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thursday, November 6th, 1862

To day I am engaged with the boys at the ware house in getting out freight and removing the same to the Cars. In the afternoon I went up town and there found Dr. Stanwood and several others on a big spree. The wind still blowing from the north making it quite cold but clear, with a hard frost at night.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Wednesday, November 5th, 1862

To day I am loafing around my office having nothing to do. The boys are still engaged in digging & housing potatoes. Charley Lund and E.P. White rode down and took dinner with me. weather clear & cold, with a strong North wind blowing producing a hard freeze at night, which is not comfortable in this southern climate.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Tuesday, November 4th, 1862

To day I rode my horse Rat down to my friend Richard Cole's in company with a party of gentlemen for the express purpose of going out ducking which we did and had pretty fair success I having bagged fifteen. We returned to Cole's for dinner and I confess that I sat down to a splendid one, the time passing off very agreeably & pleasantly. We all returned home in the evening. Mr. A.B. Trowell left on the cars in route to Waul's legion in Mississippi & by whom I sent a letter to Captain Wrigley, notifying him of my intention to remove from Liberty up to my mill [i.e., to Houston County], where my family has been for the past five months. The boys are now busily engaged in digging potatoes. In the evening after Tea, I visited Charley Lunds and spent a pleasant time with him & his family. I then returned to my solitary abode to cogitate upon the past. weather clear & pleasant.