During the Civil War, the mill was also home to the 8th (West) Virginia Infantry Regiment. Shown below, was one of the only Civil War photographs that shows the soldiers that were quartered here from the year 1861 and 1862. During the winter of these years, the soldiers trained and lived in the community of Buffalo. The soldiers were ordered in April of 1862, to go to New Creek, (West) Virginia and left the town of Buffalo. Over their two years together, only 8 men were lost a 2 officers wounded in battle. Another 167 out of the regiment would be lost due to disease over the course of the war. Several soldiers died in the mill during their stay due to typhoid fever caused by the mosquitoes that were bred and hatched in the flooded basement of the mill.
The mill was later destroyed, and the remnants of the structure still remains today.