Defiance at Union Mills

Defiance at Union Mills (HM1D1)

Location: Westminster, MD 21158 Carroll County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 40.015', W 77° 1.054'

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"I'm a Union man!" Gettysburg Campaign.In 1863, brothers Andrew K. and William Shriver resided on either side of the Littlestown Turnpike here and likewise were divided in their loyalties, with William supporting the Confederacy and Andrew the Union. When officers at the head of Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's Confederate cavalry command confronted Andrew Shriver here late on June 29, he staunchly proclaimed, "I can tell you I'm a Union man!" Shriver, a slaveholder, had a son in the Union army. Son his land, including his yard, gristmill, sawmill, tannery, and orchard were filled with Confederate cavalrymen. The remainder of the column stretched for miles along the turnpike. That night, Confederate Gen Fitzhugh Lee slept under an apple tree in the orchard behind the house.

Just hours after the Confederates departed the next day, Gen. George Sykes's footsore and fatigued Union V Corps marched into Union Mills from Frizzelburg and camped in the fields and meadows nearby along Big Pipe Creek. A lieutenant in the 4th Michigan Infantry wrote home that he "washed in a rapid stream at Union Mills," indulging in a brief respite from the heat. When 62-year-old Gen. James Barnes needed a bed for the night Shriver gave him the room once occupied by Washington Irving decades earlier. On the morning of July 1, V Corps marched north across the Mason-Dixon Line into Pennsylvania.
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HM NumberHM1D1
Series This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 2:49am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326940 N 4392734
Decimal Degrees39.66691667, -77.01756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 40.015', W 77° 1.054'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 40' 0.90" N, 77° 1' 3.24" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 460 W Deep Run Rd, Westminster MD 21158, US
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