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Dr Bernard Mills

Birth19 DEC 1830
Flag of Maryland
Death19 MAY 1869
Aged: 38.4 years

One of the members of the House of Delegates arrested in Frederick was Dr. Bernard Mills from Carroll County. Delegate Mills was a medical practitioner from the village of Uniontown who lived and operated his doctor's office at the property known today as 3429 Uniontown Road.

Mills and other legislators were taken by train to Annapolis where they boarded a steamboat that transported them to a prison at Fort Lafayette in the New York harbor. In November, they were transferred to the Fort Warren prison in the Boston harbor.

A report from the Civil War prison documents states that "Mills was one of the band of disloyal members of the Legislature of Maryland who was known to be conspiring to pass an act of secession. His arrest was a measure of military precaution for the preservation of the public peace and to prevent the consummation of that treasonable design."

A contrary opinion was written by Mills himself when he wrote to his Congressman in March 1862 seeking his release and stated: "I have now been incarcerated over six months for no other offense than being, by accident, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. Had I violated any law or done any act hostile to the administration, there would be some excuse for my detention." Prison records show that he was release the following month.

Mills died at age 38 on May 19, 1869, and is buried at the Episcopal cemetery of The Church of the Ascension in Westminster.  Memorial Day 2011 - Civil War Conflictions in Uniontown, Md.

Dr Bernard Mills among prisoners at Fort Layfatte, NY
THE STATE PRISONERS. - A List of the Detenus, with the Dates of Incarseration and Other Information in Regard to Each. - NYTimes.com
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses

John Sedwick 

30 MAR 185615 DEC 1928  MD, Carroll Co, Uniontown Mary Elizabeth Scott 
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    Book: Index to Marriages in the (Baltimore) Sun, 1851-1860 p 143;
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    Book: Index to Marriages in the (Baltimore) Sun, 1851-1860 p 143;
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