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Civil War diary of James Francis Beall, Mar - Apr 1864

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to work one year but on Sunday the 14th Feb. he left & has not been back since so that I have been without a hand since having sent Tobias home on the 5th Feb. I succeeded in getting the last of my corn into the barn

Feb. 13d 1864.
I experienced some six or seven days sickness about two weeks ago. Father & Mother came down on last friday the 28th ult. Mother is still here. Father came down today to take her home. Father lost his mare Bally about a week ago. Mr. Maxwell had a fine young mare stolen two weeks ago. The weather being good in Feb. there was a good deal ploughing done by the farmers but on last monday night & tuesday snow fell 10 or 12 in. deep. It is not quite all gone yet.

April 5th 1864.
I stopped teaching school at Cedar Grove on the 25th ult. Jas. Maxwell, Hollie Beall, Mollie, myself & the children went to father's on the 26th ult. the day being rainy & very windy. On Wednesday the 30th ult. snow fell nearly all day. Thursday we came home. The weather has been exceedingly wet since the first inst. Snow fell all day on Saturday last the 2d inst. I now have 8 lambs all doing well, but the present weather is very hard on them. Rain has been falling today incessantly. We have all had very deep colds but are getting better. Edgar has suffered with a gathering on his jaw for about two weeks. It now appears to be coming to a head.
There appears no sign of peace in the country yet. Men are being killed by thousands and Lincoln is calling for more men. Brother L. T. Beall & John T. Maxwell were well when we heard from them about four weeks ago.


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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