Saturday, 22 April, 1865

Pleasant weather. Bill’s having the ground prepared for potatoes, peas, watermelons, &c. I altered a jacket for Liv of Zac’s and changed the buttons of two Government shirts for Zac.1 Pigeo prepared a pair of pants for Liv. – – Had 57 shad canned today. Liv made a drift and caught 23 and came in and got his supper. Cleared his seine and went out again with Washington. – – I gave Parky a large shad to clean tonight, the 22. – – Had about 900 potato plants put out this evening. Bill opened the holes and Dellah, Bettie, Martha, Frank and Buck were engaged about transplanting and watering them. Bake, Pigeo and Nan took a hand also. – – Bill left about sunset on Grant.2

  1. Wearing Confederate buttons on clothing after the war drew the ire of the occupying U.S. Army.  (back)
  2. Grant was one of two Yankee horses now at Woodbury. Sheridan is the other. We met Sheridan on the 17th.  (back)