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Civil War diary of James Francis Beall, June 1863

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June 3rd 1863.
I commenced planting some corn on last Saturday the 30th of May and on Monday June the 1st finished about 8 acres more. I have 3 acres yet to break & the ground has become very hard. Most persons are done planting. Wilm. Maxwell came down last Saturday and returned Monday, all of my pigs are dead except one. There was a sleight spinke of rain last night

June 8th 1863
I commenced planting a piece of corn (of about 3 acres) in Saturday last & finished it today, no rain yet today has been very cool for the 8th of June, on Saturday a week. Wilm Maxwell came down to see us brought the little girls (Emma 10, Lizzie 15) with him. They returned Monday following.
Mr Hiram Allen left this morning for Va. He turned out to be a confederate soldier whom the yankees had taken prisoner but made his escape at Ellicots Mills, being the second time he has escaped from them. He is third Lieut. in comp. G 7th regm, KY volunteers.

June 15th
Sis Lucy, mother & Holland came down on last Saturday same day Tobias went to this father’s, yesterday one of Mollie’s ewes was found with its neck drawn to one side, this morning it died, the weather has become exceedingly dry. Some of my corn is not up yet that has been planted two or three weeks & a good deal is clear up by the crows

June 22d 1863
On last Tuesday morning (June 16, 1863) Mollie was taken sick about 5 o clock & at 9 o’clock (4 hours after brought forth a son whom we call “John Wesley” “Lord bless him”, She &


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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