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John Bramblett Beall letters

John Bramblett Beall letters, 1861-1862
John Bramblett Beall letters
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Letters, 1861-1862, of John Bramblett Beall (1833-1917) of Paulding County, Georgia, while he was serving with the 19th Georgia Infantry during the Civil War, to his future wife Mary Jane Merrell (1841-1922). The letters were written while he was encamped near Lynchburg, Manassas, and Occoquan, Virginia. Subjects include his health, opinions of the war and leadership of the Confederate army, loneliness, homesickness, the sick and wounded men under his command, the disruption in mail service, future troop movements and engagements, and women's aid in the war effort. He also gives a description of Lynchburg, and writes about his duties as an officer, lack of clothing and supplies, and visits with friends and news of fellow soldiers. He requests Merrell to write more, encloses poetry to her, and reminiscences about their time together. Also included is a 1904 letter concerning genealogy on the Beall family, as well as an unidentified tintype and a photograph of Beall when he was in his later years
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John Bramblett Beall was born on 19 March 1833 in Carroll County, Georgia. He was the son of William Beall and Nancy Farmer Chandler. On 25 June 1861 he enlisted and was commissioned a captain in the 19th Georgia Infantry. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on 12 August 1864. Beall married his cousin Mary Jane Merrell on 5 October 1862. After the war, he ran a general store in Heard County, and then moved his family to Birmingham, Alabama. Beall died on 9 February 1917.
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John Bramblett Beall letters
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