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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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from two thousand five hundred to three thousand acres. Between seven and eight hundred hogsheads of sugar were raised yearly on this plantation before the war broke out. Nearly two hundred negroes were employed. Thomas Beasland, the owner of this large plantation, is now a quartermaster in a Mississippi regiment. It is said that he was compelled to enter the army against his wishes. He has only been three or four months in it. Mr. Beasland, a few years ago, married the daughter of John Brownson, Esq., of Brooklyn, (a millionaire.) The former is now thirty-two years of age. Mrs. Beasland is about twenty-six. They have two small children. A little further along the road, to the right, were rifle-pits, and beyond them a fort of considerable size, with a star front. There were no signs of its having been recently in use. In this neighborhood were the destroyed buildings of a large plantation. The mansion was burned to the ground, the lawn and shrubbery were covered with rubbi