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Civil War diary of James Francis Beall, Dec 1864

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Wednesday following Mr. Maxwell & I went to Georgetown with apples, chestnuts, etc. On the tuesday following I & Wesley Maxwell went with apples. I finished getting out potatoes today, seeded some rye yesterday & today. Mr. Chas. Purdom a fine old gentleman & one of our nearest neighbors died last monday evening.

Dec. the 19th 1864 (monday)
On the 8th inst. I butchered my hogs, 8 in number weighing in all 1000 lbs. I traded one hundred lbs. for a quarter of beef. On Friday night the 9th inst. a considerable depth of snow fell & it is not all gone yet.
I have not put away my garden yet. It is in a bad condition.

Dec. the 31st 1864
We have just returned from a visit in Frederick County where we have all been since last Saturday. We left Edgar at Mr. Maxwell's. Snow fell today to a considerable depth, Jimmie Max. & Hollie Beall came down with us to go to school.
The weather continues cold. Snow continues to fall every few days so that there has been snow on the ground ever since it first fell in December. Cherry had a fine calf on Thursday morning January the 26th 1865 which we call Roe. Aunt Mary Thomas & Florance Batson was up to see us on last Sunday

Feb. 15th 1865
Another snow fell yesterday a week about 6 in. deep on the old snow which already covered the ground. Last week & this week has been extremely cold. Mollie’s ewe had two fine lambs one day last week.

March the 18th 1865
I finished getting my corn & fodder in on last Saturday the 11th inst. but the corn is not husked yet. I made one tobacco bed


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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