Gilmor’s Raid ~ Jerusalem Mill Village, Harford County, Maryland
Historic Jerusalem Mill Village, boasting buildings dating back to the 18th century, is hosting its 4th Annual Civil War Encampment on the weekend of July 14-15, 2007. The event commemorates CSA Major Harry Gilmor's 1864 raid on McCourtney's Store, one of several restored buildings still located in the village. In July of 1864, a portion of Major Gilmor’s command, the 1st and 2nd Maryland Cavalry, passed through the small settlement, stopping long enough at McCourtney's Store to requisition victuals and supplies and "liberate" fresh mounts. Gilmor’s command then continued on its way to burn the railroad bridge at Magnolia Station over the Little Gunpowder, where they encountered a company of 100-day Ohio militiamen.
Join us, in the scenic Little Gunpowder Falls State Park for our Civil War Weekend. Each day there will be a reenactment of Gilmor's raid as well as a more general demonstration of Civil War combat. Between battles visitors are urged to stroll through the camps, chat with reenactors, and have a closer look at their uniforms and equipment. Throughout the day Saturday period music will be performed by talented musicians, and Dan Toomey, a local historian, will be available to sign and discuss his book, The Johnson-Gilmor Raid. Refreshments will be available for a nominal charge.
Directions to the site and further information can be found at the Jerusalem Mill website ( www.jerusalemmill.org ). Select the “Gilmor’s Raid” link for information directly related to this event.
Due to the limited amount of space available and to maintain appropriate force ratios, attendance in 2007 is by invitation only. For further information, or if interested in attending, please contact Charles Kibler (firstname.lastname@example.org).