Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tuesday, July 28th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work getting boards. John commenced hauling rails. The sick have all recovered once more. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] got back from Huntsville having procured from the Penitentiary 151 yds of cotton cloth for our family and a like amount for Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. The wagon got down to Huntsville after much trouble and the loss of two yoke of oxen, which escaped and returned home. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode up to Mrs. P?'s and obtained some tallows. I ground 3 bushels of corn. weather changeable and hot with indications of rain. Ther: standing at 94°.

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