Denton in Caroline County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Revolution or Fraud?
Emancipation in Caroline Co.
Gullett asserted that more than half of the eligible voters in Caroline County did not attempt to vote for fear of arrest by Union soldiers; potential opponents of the constitution were closely interrogated and forced to prove their loyalty; opponents of emancipation were denied the right to vote; protesters were arrested; and half the votes against the constitution in Denton were deliberately destroyed. Eighty-nine men signed an affidavit supporting the latter assertion. When disfranchised citizens of Caroline filed legal actions, a Union general ordered their arrest. Gullett was ultimately forced from his newspaper and later committed suicide.
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 53.192′ N, 75° 49.954′ W. Marker is in Denton, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denton MD 21629, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caroline Courthouse-In the Shadow of Justice (a few steps from this marker); Caroline Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); On this spot Sept. 5, 1938 stood Franklin Delano Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wilkes Booth (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Wars of World Conflict (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moses and the Hounds (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hubs of Activity (approx. 0.4 miles away); Steamboats on the Choptank River (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Denton.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Events • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
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