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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

John Yates Beall

 
 
John Yates Beall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2020
1. John Yates Beall Marker
Inscription.  Born in 1835 in Jefferson County, he joined the 2nd VA Infantry and was wounded at Bolivar Heights in October 1861. Commissioned acting master, Confederate States Navy, in 1863, he operated as a privateer. In 1864, Beall failed in a plan to free prisoners at Johnson's Island, OH. Captured, he was found guilty by a military commission and was executed on February 24, 1865.
 
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 24, 1865.
 
Location. 39° 17.398′ N, 77° 51.422′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on East Washington Street (West Virginia Route 51) just east of South Mildred Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 E Washington St, Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Flagg House (within shouting distance of this marker); Zion Episcopal Churchyard (about 400 feet away, measured
John Yates Beall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2020
2. John Yates Beall Marker
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in a direct line); Sergeant Littleton Tazewell Cordell (about 500 feet away); Focus of Action (about 500 feet away); George Washington Turner (about 500 feet away); The Stribling House (about 600 feet away); George Upshur Manning (about 600 feet away); Rutherford House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
Grave Of John Yates Beall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 19, 2017
3. Grave Of John Yates Beall
Located in Charles Town's Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on April 9, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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May. 18, 2022