Near Joppatowne in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Harry Gilmor’s Raid
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. Touch 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).
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
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,888 times since then and 41 times this year. 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. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.