My research indicates that the Confederates did burn some box cars in the vicinity of what is now Powder Mill Rd and US 1, the flames from the box cars burning may have carried over to your ancestor's house, thus the burning of the house may not have been intentional. The Yankees stationed at Fort Lincoln ( now the cemetery) saw the smoke column and sent a dozen or so cavalry to investigate. General Bradley T Johnston had set up cannon on Powder Mill Rd next to the Church cemetery, saw the Yankees advancing and fired off a few rounds, causing the Yankees to retreat. This happened on or about July 12 or 13, 1864 while Johnston was on his way to free the POW's at Point Lookout.
: More questions.......according to a booklet
: printed by the Beltsville Fire dept. in 1976
: about the history of Beltsville. John A.
: Ulle's home burned down. It does not state
: how, when, why, etc. The family moved into
: the Simms General store until a new home
: would be built. It may have burned during
: the Rebel attack during the Civil War. The
: home was next to the R.R. tracks across from
: St. John's Episcopal. His son's home,
: Edward M. Ulle, "The Ulle house"
: still stands next to his store "The
: Ulle Brothers" which I hope will be
: saved with all of the developement planned
: in the area. Any help on that would be
: great. Thanks, Bill Ulle
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