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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Monday, October 27th, 1862

To day Sam Sharp* riding my horse Hawk and Bill with the mules and little wagon pretty well loaded left Liberty (after bidding us all good bye) for the mill up the Country [i.e., Houston County]. To which place I have now fully concluded to remove and settle down I hope permanently with my little woman and babies. weather clear and cold with a frost at night.  

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


Friday, October 26, 2012

Sunday, October 26th, 1862

To day Capt. Peacock and Charley Lund came down to the house but in consequence of the cold we were all compelled to remain in doors, snugly seated by a comfortable fire. weather clear with a hard frost at night.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Saturday, October 25th, 1862

To day it was so exceedingly cold that we all remained by the fire at home except my friend David Wakelee, who left on the cars for the City of Houston. The boys still hauling corn. weather clear, with another freeze at night.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Friday, October 24th, 1862

To day my friends Frank Hitchcock and David Wakelee came over from Houston on the cars and took up quarters at my residence. Sam Sharp busy packing up for his trip up the country. The boys still hauling corn. weather clear, with a strong wind blowing from the North making it very cold. At night a freeze being the first ice of the season.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thursday, October 23rd, 1862

To day I am busy in the office of the Provost Marshal. The boys are engaged in hauling corn from E.A. Booth's for Capt. James Wrigley, making one load per day. weather clear & hot.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Wednesday, October 22nd, 1862

To day I am busy in the office and tried Mr. R.O.W. McManer for treason against the Government, the evidence not being sufficient he was discharged. Mrs. Beale* & Sam* are still busy in packing up things to go up the Country. R.T. Byrne from Houston came over on the cars and remained with me for the night. In the evening we all visited Capt. Peacock and had a nice little card party. The boys finished the wagon bed for Capt. Wrigley. weather clear & pleasant. [*Mrs. Beale is 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . . Sam is 2nd great-grandpa.]

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tuesday, October 21st, 1862

To day I am busy in the Provost Marshal's office. Mrs. Beale* and Sam Sharp* are busy packing up things for Sam to take up to the mill [i.e., in Houston County]. The boys are still at work in making a wagon body for Capt. James Wrigley to haul corn in. weather clear & pleasant. [*She is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . . and he is a 2nd great-grandpa . . . ]