My GGG Grandfather, George H. Lyles was a prisoner at Point Lookout at that time. His shoe is on display at the Manassas Battlefield visitor center. He probably made the shoe because he was a shoe maker.
: Mr. Ulle: In your original thread, you
: mentioned that the family house may have
: been burned in the Rebel attack.
: 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
: Bryan Green
: --Previous Message--
: 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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