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army officer

Harry Gilmor, American army officer.

Background

Gilmor, Harry was born on January 24, 1838 in Baltimore. Son of Robert and Ellen (Ward) Gilmor.

Education

Tutored at home.

Career

Engaged in farming in Wisconsin and Nebraska, later with father in Maryland., circa 1848-1861, joined Confederate Army under Ashby in Virginia, 1861. Commissioned captain 21st Virginia Cavalry, 1862. Served in Shenandoah Valley throughout war, captured and exchanged, 1862.

Commissioned major 2d Maryland. Cavalry, 1863; cut B. & O. R.R. during raid near Harper’s Ferry, 1864, acquitted by Confederate court martial for robberies which occurred at that time. Burned Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1864.

Leader of many raids, highly successful at guerilla style warfare. Captured again, 1865. In business in Baltimore, 1865-1874.

Police commissioner of Baltimore, 1874-1879.

Connections

Married Mentoria Strong.

father:
Robert Gilmor

mother:
Ellen (Ward) Gilmor

spouse:
Mentoria Strong