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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tuesday, February 14th, 1865

To day John is at work in the garden. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] planted english peas. I am at work repairing my saddle. James Roberts & John, early in the morning again went to the pidgeon roost & killed 22 of them. Roberts, Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] are still here. Weather variable & rather warm.

*This Nellie is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Burt and Toby are half-siblings to her husband, Sam Sharp, AND to JMH.


BeNotForgot said...

Crockett Quid Nunc
FEBRUARY 14, 1865


Cups, saucers, plates, medicine, needles, and writing paper are available at the store of Thomas P. Collins. The goods were brought up from Mexico.


We visited the hospital and were much pleased to find it so neatly arranged. Through the courtesy of Dr. J.F. Matchett, surgeon in Charge, we were shown through several wards, the kitchen, and everything connected to it. There are about 150 patients all from Wharton's Corp., who are doing well. So far, only one has died. Dr. Matchett deserves great credit for his untiring exertions. The sick have every attention.

BeNotForgot said...

February 14, 1865, p. 1, c. 4

We have seen almost all sorts of artificials — artificial flowers, artificial teeth, hair, noses;-- artificial arrangements generally and promiscuously; but the most artificial artificial that has come under our observation lately, was an artificial tail to a real horse. It seems that somebody got a spite at an elegant saddle horse of our friend Capt. S., of Brown's regiment, and to embarrass the horse or to plague his owner, shaved his tail closely. But genius prevailed over malice, and said horse now sports an artificial tail, as good as the original, and which can scarcely be told from it. The process for repairing damaged tails is easy: Make a scabbard of leather to fit the remaining stem of the tail; then shave some other man's horse's tail until you get hair sufficient, which can be easily fastened on by means of strings, &c. Immortal genius! — Tyler Reporter.