Gambrill Mill

Gambrill Mill (HM1K4)

Location: Frederick, MD 21704 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 22.041', W 77° 23.245'

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Mill owner James H. Gambrill used his wits to survive the turmoil. A Southern sympathizer, he sold flour to Northern troops as they set up their line of defense on his land. During the battle he took refuge inside the mill with Samuel S. Thomas and two friends who had escaped their four-day impressment in the Union army. The Federals turned the mill into a makeshift field hospital even though it was under near-constant fire. When the fighting ended, the four men emerged from their hiding place under the waterwheel. Gambrill and his mill had survived the Battle of Monocacy.

The neat, well-appointed mill was up-to-the-minute, and its output was greatly appreciated in the homes of a considerable radius. It was pleasure to accompany the big wagon Gambrill's."
J.W. Dixon.
HM NumberHM1K4
Placed ByMonocacy National Battlefield
National Parks Service
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 7:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 294330 N 4360261
Decimal Degrees39.36735000, -77.38741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.041', W 77° 23.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 2.46" N, 77° 23' 14.70" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4823 Urbana Pike, Frederick MD 21704, US
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