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Friday, January 11, 2013

Sunday, January 11th, 1863

To day in the forenoon I remained at home writing up this journal also writing some letters. In the afternoon Sam* Sharp and I rode down in the bottom to select a good ford and to select a site upon which to erect a house and make some permanent improvements from thence we rode down to Fathers [i.e., Joshua James Hall] and back home. weather clear & pleasant. Bill with the mule & cart returned from across the river all safe but did not succeed in getting his things for which he went.

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

1 comment:

BeNotForgot said...

Sunday, January 11, 1863 -- On the 11th day of January in the year 1863, the CSS Alabama, under Captain Raphael Semmes, sinks the USS Hatteras near Galveston, Texas, but then risks capture by staying in the area to rescue the crew.