Near Kingsville in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ishmael Day’s House
Erected 1934 by State Roads Commission.
Location. 39° 27.76′ N, 76° 25.58′ W. Marker is near Kingsville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Sunshine Avenue one mile east of Harford Road (Maryland Route 147), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingsville MD 21087, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint John’s Parish (approx. one mile away); Fork United Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jerusalem Mills (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Sweathouse Road (approx. 2 miles away); Harry Gilmor's Raid (approx. 2 miles away); Franklinville (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gunpowder Falls State Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Harry Dorsey Gough (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsville.
Also see . . .
1. The Ballad of Ishmail Day. By Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832-1911) Published Feb 1865, Harpers Magazine (Submitted on September 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Ismael Day, the Oldest Loyalist who shot a Rebel. From the Baltimore American, July 13, 1864. 73-year-old Ishmael Day tells how he "fired a load from his duck gun just as the miscreant had succeeded in getting hold of the flag, and he [Sergeant Field] fell back on the road seriously, and he [Mr. Day] thinks mortally wounded, the whole load having entered his breast." (Submitted on September 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. Incident at Ishmael Day's House
When the advance guard for Harry Gilmor's raiders was in the area, Ishmael Day placed a large Union flag over his gate. Gilmor's Ordnance Sergeant Eugene Field told Day to take the flag down. After Day refused, an argument followed and Ishmael Day shot Sgt. Field at close range with a shotgun. Gilmor's men burned Day's home and Day immediately fled — hiding under a cider press for days until the passing troops were gone. The mortally wounded Sgt. Field was taken to Wright's Hotel operated by W.O.B. Wright on Harford Road accompanied by Gilmor where Field later died. -- Wikipedia
— Submitted September 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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