Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tuesday, February 14th, 1865

To day John is at work in the garden. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] planted english peas. I am at work repairing my saddle. James Roberts & John, early in the morning again went to the pidgeon roost & killed 22 of them. Roberts, Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] are still here. Weather variable & rather warm.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Monday, February 13th, 1865

To day John is at work on the levee. I am engaged making a bridle. James Roberts, Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] are still here. we all went out to the pidgeon roost and succeeded in killing 42 of them. Hicks ground 12 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sunday, February 12th, 1865

To day early in the morning I again visited the pidgeon roost and succeeded in killing 61 of them. James Roberts, Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] and Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up and spent the day. Mrs. Bird also came up & spent the evening. Weather variable & pleasant it clouded up in the evening and rained nearly all night.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Saturday, February 11th, 1865

To day early in the morning I went out to the Pidgeon roost, having found it the evening before, and succeeded in killing 30 of them. The boys are still at work on the mill levee and got it repaired sufficiently to raise a small head of water, when Hicks ground 12 bushels of corn. I washed and put out to dry 8 bushels of wheat, and then made myself a good bridle. Weather clear and cold.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Friday, February 10th, 1865

To day we are still at work repairing the mill levee. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and brought Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] home with her. In the evening I rode down to Mother's to see James Roberts who is still sick down there. Weather clear & cold with a frost & freeze at night.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Thursday, February 9th, 1865

To day we commenced to repair the mill levee. Hardeman's Brigade that has been camped on the Elkhart for the past 6 or 7 weeks left for Tennessee colony in Anderson County. The guard stationed in the mill in consequence of the removal of the soldier's were relieved from duty in the mill & ordered to join their commands. Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] is still down at her Grand Ma's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. Little Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] is sick and has been for a few days past. I loaned Mrs. Goodwin 16 lbs of cotton. Weather clear and cold with a hard frost and freeze at night.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Wednesday, February 8th, 1865

To day we done comparatively nothing, waiting on the water to fall in order to repair the levee. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & Mr. Elisha Daughtery came up and spent the day. They took Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] down to her grand Ma's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] with them. Weather clear & cold with a hard frost and freeze at night.