The Neal Family
— Gettysburg Campaign —A block away, at what is now 71 East Main Street, stood the Abner Neal house. In August 1862, Federal soldiers arrested sixteen Westminster residents as Southern sympathizers and escorted them to Baltimore for questioning. The group, soon released, included Neal's two sons, Henry and Frank. The young men joined the Confederate army in September 1862, when Col. Thomas L. Rosser's 5th Virginia Cavalry swept through Westminster during the Antietam Campaign. The Neals served in Co. D, 1st Maryland Cavalry (CSA).
|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||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 6:29pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 328545 N 4382491|
|Decimal Degrees||39.57500000, -76.99621667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 34.5', W 76° 59.773'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 34' 30.00" N, 76° 59' 46.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-9 MD-27, Westminster MD 21157, US|
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