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Civil War diary of James Francis Beall, Sep - Oct 1863

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Friday Sept 11th 1863
The weather is still very dry. On last Friday Mr. Maxwell came down & the next morning he took Sis Lizie, Millie & my boys to Fredk Co. So this week I have been alone except Tobias & Martha. Tomorrow I expect to go to Fredk. Co. Tomorrow a protracted meeting commences at Clarksburg. Our meeting at Cedar Grove closed on last Wednesday a week. We have heard considerable cannonading yesterday & today
Most of my tobacco is very heavy. I have not cut much but it is ripening very fast.

Monday Sept the 28th 1863.
On the 12th inst. I went to Fredk Co. and on Monday the 14th I returned with my boys & Mollie and Sis Maxwell came down with us to go to school. she commenced on the 21st inst on Tuesday night the 15th inst J. T. Maxwell, Eliven Thomas & some others came to MD. and returned on the 18th inst. On Wednesday morning we had considerable frost but it done no damage here and the evening before I went to Fredk. Co & helped father to thresh wheat until Friday when I returned, I have not finished housing my tobacco yet but have most of it cut. The revival at Clarksburg is still in progress
According to the papers the Yankee General Rosecrans has been badly whipped in N.W. Georgia by Gen Bragg.

Monday Oct the 19th 1863
Mr. & Mrs. Maxwell left for Fredk. Co this evening. They came down on Saturday last. I have nearly finished cutting off corn, the frost has bitten but very little of it, notwithstanding we had considerable frost on the 23rd, 24th & 25th ult. I commenced seeding wheat this evening but the ground was quite wet. We had a Sabbath school festival at Cedar Grove the 19th inst.


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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