Major Harry Gilmor
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Full length photo of Harry Gilmor.

Credit: Courtesy of Rick Sauers.

A tall, handsome, Marylander, Major Harry Gilmor was vain and self confident, qualities that made him one of the Confederacy's most daring officers. Gilmor led his battalion of Maryland cavalry on the June 1863 Confederate raid into Fulton County, and was also present at the 1864 burning of Chambersburg. Captured three times during the war, he was still free often enough to be considered one of the most effective leaders of Rebel rangers engaged in hit and run raids. After the war, Gilmor returned to Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as City Police Commissioner from 1874 to 1879.

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