Jerusalem Mills in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Harry Gilmor's Raid
“Great excitement in... Harford County,” July 11, 1864
After brushing aside an inferior Federal force at the Battle of Monocacy, near Frederick, Maryland, Early detached his cavalry under General Bradley T. Johnson to ride around Washington’s eastern defenses and liberate Confederate prisoners at Point Lookout in Southern Maryland. Johnson then detached Gilmor to pass north and east of Baltimore and sever communications with the North. As Gilmor and his men rode, they burned houses and bridges, seized supplies, and on July 11, captured Union Gen. William B. Franklin, who escaped the next day. Arriving here at the village of Jerusalem Mill, they “requisitioned” from David Lee’s (now McCourtney’s) Store “boots, shoes, and other wearing apparel.” They also seized Lee’s horses. The Confederates then departed, soon rejoining the main
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Location. 39° 27.786′ N, 76° 23.328′ W. Marker is in Jerusalem Mills, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Jerusalem Road. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jerusalem Mills (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Harry Gilmor’s Raid (approx. one mile away); Franklinville (approx. one mile away); “Olney” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Saint John’s Parish (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ishmael Day’s House (approx. 2 miles away); The Sweathouse Road (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fork United Methodist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on August 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.