Storm Damage Forces Civil War Event Cancellation

Storm Damage Forces Civil War Event Cancellation

A severe storm blew through Maryland on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, causing significant damage at the Union Mills Homestead. The thunderstorm, packing violent straight-line winds, blew through the Maryland area Tuesday late afternoon/early evening causing power outages and tree damage throughout the area.

Damaged sign at the Union Mills Homestead

The Union Mills Homestead’s sign out front of the historic home tilting precariously after being damaged in the violent storm on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

At the Union Mills Homestead, numerous trees were downed and other trees were severely damaged. Assessments are underway to determine how many trees will needed to be removed from the historic site. Some trees have hanging limbs and other damage that will need to be evaluated.

The site was also without power for almost a full day. Many others in the area are still without power.

Unfortunately, clean-up will take some time. As a result, the Union Mills Homestead has had to cancel its Civil War Living History and Encampment that was scheduled for July 16-17, 2022 at the site. Reenactors and other living history participants typically set up their encampment the day before the event. Crews are expected to be onsite removing trees and other debris that day.

The site is closed to the public while clean-up is underway. Keep an eye on social media and announcements on our web page for more information.

Civil War Trails Signs

Fallen limbs from a damaged maple tree lying across Civil War Trails signs at the Union Mills Homestead on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, the day after a severe storm at the site.

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