Heavy hail storm destroys crops in north-western Virginia
A massive hail storm struck Rockbridge County in western Virginia and destroyed wheat and other crops in the fields over a wide area. Reports at the time had hail three or four inches deep in places with stones as large as chicken eggs. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 418.