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Civil War diary of James Francis Beall, Oct - Dec 1864

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apple butter. On last Saturday he returned.
The shote which Mr. Maxwell gave us last fall died a few days ago. Yesterday one of the lambs (which I got from Mr. Maxwell in trade) died.

Monday Oct. the 24th 1864
On last monday Mr. Maxwell came down and brought my mother with him. I bless the Lord that he has restored her to her right mind. In this he has answered our prayer. What a change. For five years she has been tormented with imaginations of every kind. When about two weeks ago a change took place and she is now restored to a peace of mind. She is with us now. I commenced seeding rye on last tuesday & expect to finish tomorrow. Sowed about 8 ½ bu. Two weeks ago from last night a very heavy frost fell which bit fodder & tobacco very badly generally. tobacco was not bitten so badly as some persons’. I filled one house out of it. When the frost came Mollie and I were at Uncle Martin Batson’s.

Nov. 5th 1864
I commenced teaching school at Cedar Grove on last monday the 31st ult.
I went hunting last night & Coly had pups in the woods. I think I shall call my pup Watch. [?]

Saturday November the 12th 1864
This morning about one o’clock Mollie brought forth a fine daughter whom we call “Ella May". May the Lord remember & bless her. The Doctor arrived a little before three. Mollie & the babe are now doing well. We went up for her mother this evening.

Dec. 2d 1864
The health of my family is very good at this time. On the 11th ult.. Mr. & Mrs. Maxwell, my mother & Hollie Beall came down. On


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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