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Civil War diary of James Francis Beall, Nov - Dec 1860

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We then cross the Capefear river & pass on to Augusta, Ga. by way of Kingsville & Branchville, arrive in Augusta 12 ¼ ok Saturday Morning Nov. the 24th . We then pass on to Dearing a small depot on the Ga. R. R., stay the remainder of the night with Mr. Z. Harris. The weather has now become very cold for this country. We being very tired & sleepy from traveling sleep soundly untill sunrise at which time Cousin R. Beall’s carriage arrives to convey us to his house. We arrive there about 10 ok A. M. Saturday Nov. the 24th 1860, & meet a hearty welcome by him & Miss Eliza Baks. We now spend quite a pleasant time with our friend as well as when walking & riding about to see the curiosities of the South. On the 12th of Dec. I assist Cousin R. in seeding some wheat near the Co. road which we seeded merely as a curiosity for strangers as they are not accustomed to drilled wheat in that country. On the evening of the same day my sister M. M. Cason arrives at cousin R.'s house. The weather here is very changable on the 8th Dec. the thermometer stood 70°above zero sometimes very warm & then wet & cold. On Saturday the 15th of Dec. Mr. A. H. Cason arrives also. We have written several letters to our parents & friends but have not heard from Md. since we left there.
I notice in this part of the country the churches are very large, open with many doors. I recollected one called old Union which had seven doors.

Tuesday the 18th of Dec.
Mr. A. H. Cason’s family, my lady & myself leave for Mr. Cason’s residence in Jefferson Co. Ga. On our way we meet with Aunt Catherine Beall, Celia Beall & Sarah E. Stone on their way to Cousin Robert Beall’s.


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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