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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.
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.
 
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. Focus of Action (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flagg House (within shouting distance of this marker);
John Yates Beall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2020
2. John Yates Beall Marker
Zion Episcopal Churchyard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sergeant Littleton Tazewell Cordell (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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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