This is an interesting little place along the Pipe Creek Line. As the Historical Marker says Stuart's Cavalry camped here on June 29, 1863 , while Barnes of the Union Army camped on the same ground on June 30, 1863. What it doesn't say is that the yanks supposedly used the same fire pits that the rebs left behind from the night before.
Also the Union Mills homestead (the mill is still active today during the summer months) was owned by a man name Shriver, who was a Union sympathizer, while his kin (another Shriver) who lived just across the pike was a Southern sympathizer. The Union Shriver had slaves, while the Southern Shriver did not.
On the morning of the 30th of June, it is reported that Sturart had a little party on the front porch of the Southern Shriver, while on the morning of the 1st of July, Barnes had a little party on the porch of the Northern Shriver.
This Page last updated 11/24/02
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