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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Monday, April 28th, 1862

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with a little freight. Sergt. E.L. Jones and several other members of the old Guards arrived on her all looking in fine health. Nothing doing in the way of business. In the evening the boys worked a little on my fence. weather changeable & warm with prospects of rain.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sunday, April 27th, 1862

To day I am engaged in writing up this journal. In the evening several gentlemen called to see me. weather changeable & rather cool.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Saturday, April 26th, 1862

To day Sam* Sharp and I went out hunting for squirrels and had very good success, having killed about 12. Charley Lund left for Hardin on a tour of war tax collecting. The boys are still engaged in working on my fence. weather clear & rather cool with a North wind blowing.

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Friday, April 25th, 1862

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston, with most of the old Liberty Guards, who were on yesterday regularly mustered out of the service of the Confederate States. No business doing. Boys at work on the fence. Charley working in the corn. weather cloudy & warm with strong prospects of rain.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thursday, April 24th, 1862

To day I am engaged in the war tax collectors office and in getting up all the correspondence of the same. Business about played out. The boys are still jogging along at the fence but very slowly, being called off pretty much every day and only working on it at odd times, but they will finish it some time I have not a doubt. weather changeable & warm.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wednesday, April 23rd, 1862

To day I have nothing to do, but loaf around generally. The Boys are still at work on the fence. The [Trinity] river is still rising with some fears of an overflow. weather clear & rather warm.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tuesday, April 22nd, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from and departed for Galveston. The river is now very high and still rising. Business entirely suspended and busted. The boys are still at work on the fence. weather clear & warm.