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Union Mills in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Defiance at Union Mills

 
 
Defiance at Union Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
1. Defiance at Union Mills Marker
Inscription. “Iím 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. Stuartís Confederate cavalry command confronted Andrew Shriver here late on June 29, he staunchly proclaimed, “I can tell you Iím 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 Sykesís 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
View of three Civil War Markers along Mill Race to Big Pipe Creek. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
2. View of three Civil War Markers along Mill Race to Big Pipe Creek.
of July 1, V Corps marched north across the Mason-Dixon Line into Pennsylvania.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 39° 40.015′ N, 77° 1.054′ W. Marker is in Union Mills, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from Littlestown Pike Rt 97. Touch for map. Marker is in park next to the Millerís House. Marker is in this post office area: Westminster MD 21158, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); Union Mills (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Union Mills (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsylvania (approx. 4.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Westminster MD War Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); Christ Reformed Church (approx. 6.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); Headquarters Second Corps Army of the Potomac (approx. 6.4 miles away); Divided Loyalties (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union Mills.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,653 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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