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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Monday, May 26th, 1862

To day Capt. Wrigley arrived in the cars from Houston, and brought me an appointment from Genl. Hebert as enrolling officer for Liberty Co. under which I proceeded to enroll several conscripts. I went up town and drilled the officers of the 5th Regt. 2nd. Brig. F.S.T. of which I have the honor to be the Colonel. weather clear & warm. The little woman is still confined to her bed.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Sunday, May 25th, 1862

To day I went up town with Sam and got barbarized. The little woman is very sick with neuralgia in her face, so much so, as to confine her to her bed. weather clear & cool.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Saturday, May 24th, 1862

To day Capt. Cook and twelve men went down the river in rateaux for the purpose of marching out the cotton on the banks of the river. The boys are busy hauling. weather changeable & rather cool.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Friday, May 23rd, 1862

To day Capt. R.V. Cook and Company came over from Houston on the cars and took possession of Liberty as a military post. The County having been put under martial law. The boys are busily engaged in hauling with the little wagon. Business dull. weather changeable & cool.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Thursday, May 22nd, 1862

To day I finished delivering the goods sold to Messrs. Dreyfus & Levy, and had a final settlement with them. The [Trinity] river is now down to low water mark. weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Wednesday, May 21st, 1862

To day I am busy delivering the goods sold to Messrs. Dreyfus & Levy, having two wagons constantly going. The [Trinity] river is still falling very fast. weather clear and very warm.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tuesday, May 20th, 1862

To day I am still engaged in making out the inventory of the goods sold to Dreyfus & Levy. Charley Lund returned from from his Collection tour having made a quick trip. The boys are at work clearing the wharf of the drift wood left on it by the falling of the [Trinity] river, which is now receding very fast. weather changeable & warm.