Summit Hall Farm
— Gettysburg Campaign —On Sunday, June 28, 1863, Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and an estimated 5,000 cavalrymen arrived in Rockville en route to Gettysburg. Armed with a list of Union supporters, Stuart's men planned to arrest John T. DeSellum as he left Presbyterian services, but shopkeeper Dora Higgins warned him in time to escape. Stuart's cavalrymen seized new mounts and supplies around Rockville, including some of Summit Hall's horses, forage, and foodstuffs. Though a slaveholder, John T. DeSellum was an outspoken Unionist and Federal enrollment officer. He wrote: "...Sister and myself rode to church at Rockville. Ominious looks and gestures prepared me for the comeing storm. And soon [Confederate Gen. JEB] Stewart's cavaldry rode into Rockville, aresting offesnive Union men. And pursued a splendid train of mules, and wagons, capturing them."
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:15am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 310486 N 4333856|
|Decimal Degrees||39.13328333, -77.19260000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 7.997', W 77° 11.556'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 7' 59.82" N, 77° 11' 33.36" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 240, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 506 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg MD 20877, US|
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