Arresting CiviliansEarly Sunday morning, June 28, 1863, Confederate cavalrymen arrived at merchant John Higgins' house to arrest him, but he had already left for Christ Episcopal Church. Instead they captured Eblen, a 17 year-old Union soldier recuperating here. When troopers told Dora Higgins to open the doors to their store, she refused, appealing to General J.E.B. Stuart for aid. Stuart replied that she was to stay in front of the store and "let one of them dare resist you." For the next six hours, Dora kept the Confederates at bay.
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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, October 8th, 2014 at 8:10pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 313641 N 4328428|
|Decimal Degrees||39.08508333, -77.15463333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 5.105', W 77° 9.278'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 5' 6.30" N, 77° 9' 16.68" W|
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|Area Code(s)||240, 301, 410, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101 N Adams St, Rockville MD 20850, US|
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