Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tuesday, March 29th, 1864

To day the boys are at work hauling fire wood. Hicks ground 9 bushels of corn. Mr. Fitzsimmons deposited in the mill 3 sacks of flour for safe keeping and subject to his order. I delivered upon the order of Capt. Peacock 4 sacks of flour weighing 286 lbs. which was put on a Government wagon. Weather clear & cool with considerable frost at night.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Monday, March 28th, 1864

To day the boys drove up two cows with young calves. Hicks ground 13 bushels of corn. Mr. Fitzsimmons went hunting but without any success. Weather clear & cool with strong wind blowing from the North.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sunday, March 27th, 1864

To day Mr. Fitzsimmons & I went out hunting and succeeded in killing a very nice deer. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children with Mr. Fitzsimmons & myself all rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. The boys went cow hunting but without any success. Weather variable & cool with very strong wind blowing.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Saturday, March 26th, 1864

To day the boys are still plowing up the new ground. Hicks ground 1½ bushels of corn. Mr. Fitzsimmons arrived from Parker's bluff & stopped with me. Weather variable & rather cool with very high wind.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Friday, March 25th, 1864

To day the boys are at work plowing the new ground. Sam Sharp left for Crockett to join his company and before he left I let him have $100. Hicks ground 22 bushels of corn. Weather changeable & rather cool.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Thursday, March 24th, 1864

To day the boys are at work breaking up the new ground. Mr. Fitzsimmons left after dinner for Magnolia. Sam Sharp came out in the evening having attained a short leave of absence. Weather variable & cold.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Wednesday, March 23rd, 1864

To day the boys are at work hauling fire wood. Billy Stewart left for Crockett. I ground 25½ bushels of corn. Two soldiers stopped for breakfast & 2 for dinner. Mr. Fitzsimmons is still with me. Weather variable and cold, with indications of rain.