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Monday, March 4, 2013

Wednesday, March 4th, 1863


To day Sam* [Samuel Houston Sharp], Hicks & I are at work in relining & fixing up the mill fore bay & in putting up a new bridge tree head. The other boys are at work plowing up the little field in front of the house to plant corn. Sam ground 6½ bushels of corn. In the evening I took Bill, the little wagon & mules & drove down to Halls bluff after some of my articles, which I found on the bank of the river where they had been landed by the Alamo. I was compelled to camp out at night & sleep what little I got on the bank of the river, which was exceedingly disagreeable. weather changeable & very cold.


*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog. He is also the brother-in-law as well as the step-brother of JMH.



1 comment:

BeNotForgot said...

On the 4th of March 1863, the U.S. War Department initiates a study into new methods of food preparation. The soldiers are apparently so used to having women cook that few of them can produce an edible meal.