Saturday, March 15, 2014

Tuesday, March 15th, 1864

To day the boys commenced planting corn in the bottom field. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode up from Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] where they left all sick. After dinner Sam left for his company in Crockett and Nellie returned to Mother's to wait upon the sick. Four soldiers stopped with us for the night. Weather variable & cold with a hard freeze at night.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Monday, March 14th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the new ground. Hicks ground 13 bushels of corn. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & remained all night. After she had left Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] came out from Crockett and rode down to Mother's to see Nellie. One soldier stopped for the night. Weather variable & rather cool for the time of year.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sunday, March 13th, 1864

To day I rode my horse Hawk down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & remained there for dinner. In the evening the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children came home with me. Weather variable and rather cold.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Saturday, March 12th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the new ground. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy and remained there all night. Hicks ground 27½ bushels of corn. Mr. Driskell & Mr. Allen who are members of Capt. Nunn's Company stopped for the night. Weather changeable.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Friday, March 11th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the new ground. We put the mill rocks down. Then Hicks ground 35½ bushels of corn. I am at work sticking the peas in the garden, which is no small job. Weather clear and pleasant, but very high wind blowing.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Thursday, March 10th, 1864

To day I took up the mill stones and set Hicks to pecking them after which I went with the boys and finished the new road. Father [Joshua James Hall] returned from Crockett having left Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] with his Company [CSA]. In the evening the boys worked in the new ground. I drove down to Mothers with Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and while there we made a good cotton rope for Sam to take to the Army with him. Weather clear & rather cool with a strong wind blowing all day.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Wednesday, March 9th, 1864

To day I took Father's and my own hands and opened a new road to his residence from the mill, the rain having rendered the old road impassable. Hicks ground 1½ bushels of corn. After dinner Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] left to join his Company which is now stationed for a short time in Crockett. Father [Joshua James Hall] went to Crockett with him. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Roberta [Berta Downes Halyard nee Hall] left for home. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down with them, but did not remain long. Weather cloudy & warm with occasional showers of rain.