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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tuesday, October 22nd, 1861

To day we are all very busy in the store selling goods. Frank Stewart was taken sick and unable to do anything. The workmen are progressing very slowly with my house. weather changeable & cool.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Monday, October 21st, 1861

To day was a very busy one in the way of business. The Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston, with a heavy freight, which kept me busy in the ware house. I shipped Capt Wrigley some corn meal & potatos for the use of his company. weather clear & very pleasant.

Click on the map to enlarge it . . . and click HERE to read more about the Battle of Ball's Bluff which took place in Virginia on this date in 1861.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunday, October 20th, 1861

To day Sam Sharp with his wife, The little woman [Margaret] and Florence came down to Liberty safe & sound in my buggy from their long & protracted visit up the Country [in Houston County]. Frank Stewart with my little wagon & mules also arrived from the Mill. I was overjoyed at the little woman's return who had been absent about two months on a visit to her mother's. weather clear and quite pleasant.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Saturday, October 19th, 1861

To day my daughter Florence attained her first anniversary and in consequence of which I took a fine egg nogg. Workmen progressing slowly with my house. Business very dull. weather clear & cool.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Friday, October 18th, 1861

To day the hands resumed work on my house, but working very slowly. I am engaged at the store with but little business doing in the way of selling goods. weather clear & cool.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thursday, October 17th, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston. I received by her an excellent barrel of oysters. The Liberty Guards had a re-organization and new election of officers, which resulted as follows: James Wrigley Capt. Joseph N. Park 1st Lieut. B.F. Sterling ? 2nd Lieut & B. Hardin, Jr. 2nd Lieut. after which they left on the Ruthven for Galveston, to commence their services in the army. Business tolerable. nothing doing on my house. weather cloudy with drizzling rain & strong wind from the North & pretty cool.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wednesday, October 16th, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven failed to arrive. We are all very busy selling goods to the Liberty Guards & fitting them out for the Campaign of six months on Galveston Island. Nothing doing on my house. weather clear & rather warm.