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Tuesday, July 09, 2013
#cw150 Soldiers and Civilians shared common ground #UnionMillsMd http://tinyurl.com/n7z5mjz #gburg150 @SunWestminster @Blair_CaEagle
Events in Westminster and Union Mills on June 28, 29 and 30
in 1863 later proved to be pivotal for what eventually became the Battle of
Gettysburg, which took place July 1-3 that same year. That battle, only a short
distance from the Maryland line, was arguably the turning point in the Civil
On June 28, Carroll County began paying its respects to that
history with services at the Corbit's Charge monument on Court Street and at
the Ascension Church cemetery. The services were followed by a guided tour of
the battle scene, led by military historian Daniel Pyle.
On June 29 and 30, the historic commemorations moved north
of Westminster — closer to Gettysburg and Carroll's appointment with
immortality — to a living history event, "Citizen Meets Soldier," at
the Shriver family Union Mills Homestead.
Sam Riley, a member of the Homestead board of governors,
explained that the purpose of the program, "was to commemorate the events
of 150 years ago … (which were) defining events in terms of the history of our
community and our country."