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It brought two of John Wilkes booth's friends, John Yates Beall and John Hager or Yeager (he was unsure) , to the area. When booth learned they were in the area, he found them and rekindled their friendship. However, the Civil War started, sending friends into battle. Jackson and Beall joined the confederacy. A severe wound (to the lung) left Beall incapable of active military service. It took him 3 years to recover. During his recovery the secret service
    wanted Beall to free Confederate officers. (the plan was to free captured Confederate officers by derailing the train that carried them.) he and his companion,
John S. Anderson, were captured in Niagara, N. Y. (Anderson testified against Beall in return for leniency. ) president Lincoln signed beall's death warrant and refused all requests to reverse that decision. After Beall was hanged (February 24, 1865) , his body was shipped to Harper's Ferry by train.
The wagon carrying the casket to the cemetery passed in front of booth. This infuriated him. Beall was considered to be the brother booth never had. Twenty-two
 

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