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


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Oct. the 2d 1859
We have had some very cold weather for the last week or two for this season of the year. It commenced snowing this morning about daybreak & is yet snowing one o’clock P. M.

A number of U. S. troops was called to Harper’s ferry on last Monday the 17th inst. to stop a riot caused by some abolitionist and negroes near that place attempting to take it & get possession of the armory for some purpose unknown.

December the 24th 1859
Old John Brown, the Harper’s Ferry insurgent and severall of his comrades has been arrested tried & hung by the laws of Va.

December the 25th 1859
I am still teaching school at Locust Grove Academy.
A protracted meeting was held some weeks ago at Koonts Chaple two or three souls were converted.
Today
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A little book was given me, On Christmas day at night:
And given as a Christmas gift,
That I might lead her right,
2 Who gav't it me and has my heart,
While I hold hers as dear:
That we may live and never part,
But live in love and fear;
3d Unto our God who gave me her,
And I to her was given,
We’ll praise his name together here
And live with him in Heaven.
Jas. F. Beall
On Mollie’s Christmas gift.
December 25th, 1859




ID:
acfb003

Creator:
James Francis Beall

Rights:
Janice Beall

Notes:
The reference here is to John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry which took place October 16, 1859. Brown was tried and convicted of treason and hanged on December 2, 1859.

Date:
1859-1865

Collection Location:
Cumberland, Md.

Original Size:
32 x 21 cms

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

Coverage:
Frederick & Montgomery County, Md., 1859-1865

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

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