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During the War between the States the Federals were camped on this farm and had a bakery located not very far from the house. The cooks would make up and bake a barrel of flour every day in bread for the soldiers.
Placed a few hundred yards away from the remains of Potomac Creek Bridge where on May 28, 1862 former President Abraham Lincoln visited the bridge and observed "That man (Herman) Haupt has built a bridge five hundred feet long and one hundred feet high, across Potomac Creek, on which loaded trains are passing every hour, and upon my word, gentlemen, there is nothing in it but cornstalks and beanpoles."
Would it not stand to reason that the Commander and Chief would of visited his men camped out near by?
Although the current walls and beams date to the early 19th century, the building appears to have been built on the much-earlier foundations of its precursors, foundations that remain intact today.
Then came the Civil War. Cannon balls struck the building at least five times, and their marks are still visible inside and out. Used as a morgue, the building had as many as 326 dead Union soldiers stacked like cordwood inside. After the war, the building was used to cure salt fish, as a brewery, and as a feed and fertilizer warehouse in the 1900s.