Union Mills mill

Related Links

More information and history related to Union Mills and the Shriver family can be found at these links.

The Civil War

Union Mills Homestead is featured on the Heart of the Civil War web site.

Since 2003 Union Mills has been an official stop on the Maryland Civil War Trails route.

Journey Through Hallowed Ground is a fascinating glimpse into American history in the region extending from Gettysburg to Monticello. Plan your journey to visit battle sites, historic homes, museums and more. Union Mills Homestead is featured as an historic site. Also enjoy this Journey Through Hallowed Ground video.

In 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg nearly happened at Union Mills, and actions in Carroll County played a key role in the run-up to that battle. See the discussion by Ronald A. Church of the Pipe Creek Line. See also Approaches to Gettysburg.

General Meade’s Pipe Creek Circular (Part 1). “Military Engagements Around Emmitsburg in the Civil War,” by John Allen Miller.

Just South of Gettysburg: Carroll County, Maryland in the Civil War, Personal Accounts and Descriptions of a Maryland Border County, 1861-1865, by Dr. Frederic Shriver Klein.

Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen, St. Martin’s Press, (June, 2003). Fictional account of the battle, set along the Pipe Creek Line at Union Mills. “Gettysburg is a creative, clever, and fascinating ‘what if?’ novel that promises to excite and entertain America’s legions of Civil War buffs.” —James Carville

Featuring Union Mills

Open Hearth Cooking highlights Union Mills as one of the remaining operating grist mills selling stone ground flours.

Union Mills cast iron firebacks featured as “Picture of the Month” at www.hearthcook.com.

Union Mills is part of the Geocaching sport GIS hide-and-seek game, Summer 2005.  

Genealogy Links

Shriver (Schriver) House Museum in Gettysburg, PA.

A collection of Shriver/Schreiber/Schryver web sites.

History and Genealogy of the Stonesifer Family of Maryland and Pennsylvania (PDF file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). Includes many references to the Bankert and the Shriver families.

General History

More information about Carroll County History can be found at The Historical Society of Carroll County. Use the search to find information about the Homestead.

The Maryland Historical Trust features Union Mills Homestead on Maryland’s National Register Properties.


(Photo above courtesy of Roy and Delores Kelley Photographs.)