Southern Sympathizers SoughtOn July 31, 1861, 300 men from the 12th Pennsylvania Infantry under Capt. Daniel Leasure marched into Bel Air to arrest Southern sympathizers and confiscate weapons from local militia units. The troops halted at the courthouse square, then dispersed to do their work. They blocked all of the roads leading to and from Bel Air and rounded up local citizens including Capt. Archer Jarrett of the Harford Light Dragoons, Henry Farandis, former state senator, and Thomas Hays, merchant. They arrested Jarrett when he refused to divulge the location of the militia's arms and inspected the homes of Farandis and Hays without success. (Hays's house still stands in Bel Air.) The Baltimore Sun reported that Hays was arrested and then released; Jarrett was released on September 22. After an unsuccessful day of searching the town, the Pennsylvanians departed.
|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 12:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 384104 N 4377078|
|Decimal Degrees||39.53555000, -76.34861667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 32.133', W 76° 20.917'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 32' 7.98" N, 76° 20' 55.02" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9 W Courtland St, Bel Air MD 21014, US|
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