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Near Joppatowne in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Harry Gilmor’s Raid

 
 
Harry Gilmor’s Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 23, 2007
1. Harry Gilmor’s Raid Marker
Inscription. On July 10, 1864, Major Harry Gilmor’s Confederate cavalry camped in this building (an old stage coach headquarters) on his way to burn the Pennsylvania R. R. bridge across the Gunpowder, where he captured General W. B. Franklin.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 39° 28.569′ N, 76° 22.815′ W. Marker is near Joppatowne, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is at the intersection of Mountain Road (Maryland Route 152) and Old Joppa Road, on the right when traveling east on Mountain Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Joppa MD 21085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Olney” (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Harry Gilmor's Raid (approx. one mile away); Jerusalem Mills (approx. 1.1 miles away); Franklinville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Annie McGann Cumpston (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ishmael Day’s House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Saint John’s Parish (approx. 2.7 miles away); Ma & Pa Heritage Trail (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Harry Gilmor could not keep
all his men supplied with sleep....
Stage Coach Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 23, 2007
2. Stage Coach Headquarters
Building is now occupied as a residence.

On July 10, 1864, Gilmor's raiders found themselves falling asleep in their saddles. Gilmor himself fell asleep and missed the turn he intended to take toward the Gunpowder river, so they stopped for the night at the old stagecoach stop on the farm of Joshua Price at Joppa and Mountain roads.
    — Submitted August 31, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Additional keywords. Gunpowder River, Gunpowder Falls
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Harry Gilmor in the Saddle image. Click for full size.
3. Harry Gilmor in the Saddle
Frontispiece of Four Years in the Saddle by Colonel Harry Gilmor, 1866.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,769 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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