Jan 24, 2012

"Our Gallant Harry"

(Wikipedia) - Harry W. Gilmor (January 24, 1838 – March 4, 1883) served as Baltimore City Police Commissioner in the 1870s, but he was most noted as a Confederate cavalry officer during the American Civil War.
Gilmor's daring raids, such as The Magnolia Station Raid gained his partisans fame as "Gilmor's Raiders" [Gilmor's men often referred to themselves simply as "The band."
Gilmor was born at "Glen Ellen," the family estate in Baltimore County, Maryland. He was the son of Robert Gilmor and Miss Ellen Ward, daughter of Judge William H. Ward. Harry was the fifth of eleven children. Continued