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.
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
History of Littlestown, PA contains several mentions of the Shriver family, including Herbert Shriver’s role as a guide to the Confederate troops prior to the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, and the B.F. Shriver canning plant in Littlestown.
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.
Shriver (Schriver) House Museum in Gettysburg, PA.
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.
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.)