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Civil War diary of James Francis Beall, Jan 1862

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England then demanded the prisoners who were very soon given up for fear of England's rasing the southern blockade.

Jan, 15th 1862
The day has been rainy, cold & dreary. There is some snow on the ground which is covered with, a crust of ice & hail. There has been some sleighing in the last week & we have had some cold weather. On last Sunday the 12 inst. the new Mountain Church was dedicated by the Rev. Chapman. The morning was cloud but the evening was exceedingly warm & fine. I was not at the dedication.
Yesterday we were much surprised by the arrival of Cronen Philips here who has been in the confederate service since the beginning of the war. As he states he was taken prisoner (by the federals) while on a reconoitering expedition (about the 4th or 5th inst.) & was taken to Washington where he took the oath of allegiance to the Government & then came home, much to the joy & surprise of his friends. His statement is that the confederates have plenty of provisions, salt, men, powder, guns, clothing etc. & that they are waiting for the federals to come, he says Beauregard has 75,000 men at Manasses.

1862 Jan. 27th
Yesterday we had fine weather for the first time for a week or so.
The news in the papers is that a battle took place on Sunday Jan. 19th 1862 at Somerset Pulaski Co. Ky. between (about) 8,000 confederates under Gen. Zollicoffer & about the same number of federals under Gen. Schoepff in which Gen. Zollicoffer was mortally wounded & his forces routed. 115 killed & 116 wounded The federals had 39 killed & 150 wounded.


James Francis Beall

Janice Beall

The Battle of Mill Springs, also known as the Battle of Fishing Creek and the Battle of Logan's Cross Roads, was fought in Wayne and Pulaski counties, near current Nancy, Kentucky, on January 19, 1862.


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Cumberland, Md.

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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