— Gettysburg Campaign —Early Sunday morning, June 28, 1863, 5,000 of Confederate Gen J.E.B. Stuart's cavarlymen rode into Rockville and arrested Union supporters. They sought merchant John H. Higgins at his home, but he had already left for Christ Episcopal Church (across the street). Dora, his wife, ran to the church to warn him, fellow vestrymen Judge Richard Johns Bowie, enrollment officer Lawrence Dawson, and enrollment clerk Richard Williams to remain in the vestry room. On her way home, Dora Higgins also warned the Presbyterian minister, John DeSellum, and Capt. John Vinson, but was too late to save provost marshall Mortimer Moulden and postmaster Thomas Bailey.
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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||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 2:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 313779 N 4328119|
|Decimal Degrees||39.08233333, -77.15295000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 4.94', W 77° 9.177'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 4' 56.40" N, 77° 9' 10.62" W|
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|Area Code(s)||240, 301, 410, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 109 S Washington St, Rockville MD 20850, US|
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