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Civil War diary of James Francis Beall, Sept -Oct 1859

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September the 11th 1859
My health at this time is very good & has been for a long time, thanks to my God. The weather still continues dry, country tolerably healthy. About the middle of July last my grandfather (James Beall (of James)) was taken sick. He grew worse & wors untill (the 3d of September 1859) about half past four o’clock P. M. at which time he fell asleep in death & I hope trusting in Christ his Saviour On Sunday evening the 4th (which was the following day) his funeral sermond was preached at his late residence about 3 o'clock P. M. by James G. Hennign from the 10th verse of the 10th chapter of the book of Job. (But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?)

October the 2d 1859
A camp meeting was held on South Fredk. circuit August the 11th 1859. It continued eight days- many souls were converted to God, - there has been several revivals on our circuit (South Frederick) (J. V. Spangler Preacher) since that time. The health of my father's family is very good at this time except my mother who suffers yet some but nothing in comparison to what she has. Her wrist has got a great deal better than it was but her fingers are yet stiff. She fell on last evening & hurt her foot & ankle & has suffered extreme pain untill this morning.
Dr. Chas. Shreve was married to Miss Annie E. Jones on last Wednesday the 19th inst. each having six waiters.
Wheat is worth $1.25 cts. Many farmers are not done seeding wheat yet. Our neighborhood is very healthy at this time.


James Francis Beall

Janice Beall


Collection Location:
Cumberland, Md.

Original Size:
32 x 21 cms

United States --History --Civil War, 1861-1865 --Personal narratives, Confederate; James Francis Beall.

Frederick & Montgomery County, Md., 1859-1865

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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