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John Yates Beall

On February 24, 1865, Jefferson County native John Yates Beall was executed at Governor's Island, New York, as a Confederate spy.

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Execution of John Yates Beall
Proceedings in the Case of John Yates Beall
Report of C. S. Agent Jacob Thompson
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On This Day in West Virginia History: February

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