Union Mills

Union Mills (HM1D4)

Location: Westminster, MD 21158 Carroll County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 40.015', W 77° 1.054'

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"Shining lights." Gettysburg Campaign.

At daybreak on June 30, 1863, Gen. J. E. B. Stuart arrived here from his bivouac at the Orendorff farm north of Westminster. He then gathered his brigade commanders to discuss Union Gen. Judson H. Kilpatrick's cavalry division, which was encamped seven miles north at Littlestown but had been reported marching east toward Hanover.

Southern sympathizer William Shriver, whose slave-owning brother Andrew K. Shriver lived across the Littlestown Turnpike and supported the Union, invited Stuart to have breakfast with his family. William, who opposed slavery had six sons in the Confederate army. Shriver's daughter Sally later wrote, "Our table [was] surrounded by so many shining lights—Majors, Colonels, Captains, Doctors, and to crown all, those two noble Generals (Fitzhugh) Lee and Stuart who sang "If you want to be a bully boy, join the cavalry'." Stuart asked sixteen year old T. Herbert Shriver to act as a guide on the roads to Hanover. In exchange, he said, he would sponsor him to the Virginia Military Institute (the next year, Cadet Shriver fought in the May 15
Battle of New Market).

After breakfast, the Confederates set off toward Hanover. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee's brigade took the Littlestown Turnpike and screened the left flank of Col. John R. Chambliss' brigade on Old Hanover Road. Gen. Wade Hampton's brigade followed Chambliss and guarded a captured Union wagon train.
HM NumberHM1D4
Series This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series
Historical PeriodCivil War, 19th Century
Historical PlacePark, Mill, Military Installation, Home
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12:10am 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' 0.9000" N, 77° 1' 3.2400" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster MD 21158, US
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