Near Joppatowne in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Harry Gilmor's Raid
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 10, 1864.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 28.569′ N, 76° 22.815′ W. Marker was near Joppatowne, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker was at the intersection of Mountain Road (Maryland Route 152) and Old Joppa Road, on the right when traveling east on Mountain Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Joppa MD 21085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. “Olney” (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lime Kiln (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Harry Gilmor's Raid (approx. one mile away); Gunpowder Falls State ParkMill Race Entry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of the Upper Jericho Saw Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jerusalem Mills (approx. 1.1 miles away); Milestone (approx. 1.1 miles away).
1. Harry Gilmor could not keep
all his men supplied with sleep....
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
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,609 times since then and 272 times this year. Last updated on April 27, 2022. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3. submitted on August 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.