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Monday, April 16, 2012

Wednesday, April 16th, 1862

To day Sam* [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I went out squirreling with some success. Boys at work on the fence. Charley finished working over the corn. The River is rising very fast. weather cloudy and warm with strong prospects of rain.

*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog.


benotforgot said...

16 April 1862. President Lincoln signs into law a bill which will prohibit slavery in the District of Columbia.

benotforgot said...

16 April 1862. In a culmination of several weeks' preparations, President Jefferson Davis gives his approval to a Congressional proposal that will require a military draft in the Confederate states.