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Civil War diary of James Francis Beall, May - July 1864


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Thursday May the 26th 1864
On monday last I found one of my sheep dead which leaves me but 29 sheep in all. We commenced ploughing a piece of about 5 acres for corn yet. On last tuesday morning I started to Georgetown fishing. I took down 22 bu. oats, got 65 ct.; $2.25 for flax seed, $2.00 for beans. I returned yesterday & brought up one thousand herrings paid $ ?.5Q first cost, whole cost about $10.00. Today has been very rainy.

Friday June the 3d 1863 [4?]
I finished planting my piece of corn of about 5 acres yesterday morning. I now have my tobacco ground all qualified & bulked down. We are now preparing tobacco ground. My plants are ready.

June 18th 1864
I planted about ten thousand tobacco plants on the 7th & 9th inst. Sewed some beans on the 10th inst & some on the 15th inst.
Planted late potatoes yesterday & today. I have ploughed most of my corn over once.

Friday July the 8th 1864
I commenced harvesting on the 25th June 1864 and finished yesterday. My wheat & rye this year appears to be tolerably good. Last year (I had sowed 4 bu. wheat & raised 5 bu., sowed 3 bu. rye & raised 4bu, planted 20 acres of corn & raised about 45 bbls., planted 8 bu. potatoes & raised 25 bu., sowed ½ bu. white beans & raised 8 bu., sowed 1 pk. flax seeds & raised 1 ½ bu. Seed, sowed 11 bu. oats & raised 40 or 45 bu., planted about 14 thousand tobacco plants & raised about 1700 lbs. all told, for the year 1863.) We have had no rain of account since the 9th & 10th of June last. The ground is now getting very dry. I have been over most of the corn twice, some is not yet thinned. The web worm has destroyed a great deal of it. I suppose about ¼ of my crop.




ID:
acfb039

Creator:
James Francis Beall

Rights:
Janice Beall

Date:
1859-1865

Collection Location:
Cumberland, Md.

Original Size:
32 x 21 cms

Subject:
United States --History --Civil War, 1861-1865 --Personal narratives, Confederate; James Francis Beall.

Coverage:
Frederick & Montgomery County, Md., 1859-1865

 
 
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100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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