Augusta in Kennebec County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Maine's Voice Against Slavery / Le Maine Proteste Contre l'Esclavage
Charlotte Holand Vance Morrill could hold a grudge. When in 1869, her husband Lot lost his seat in the U.S. Senate to Hannibal Hamlin, she blamed James G. Blaine, who from then on she refused to allow in her house. Lot Morrill served as governor, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Treasury. Lot, his brother Anson, and Hannibal Hamlin formed a coalition concerned about the spread of slavery and the power of slave states. In the Senate, Morrill led the debate to abolish slavery. He supported Reconstruction and voted to impeach President Johnson. Morrill resigned from the Senate in 1876 to become Secretary of the Treasury under President Ulysses S. Grant (whom Charlotte did allow to visit).
Erected by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 12.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Government & Politics • War, US Civil • Women. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #17 Andrew Johnson, the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the The Museum in the Streets®: Augusta, Maine – The Civil War series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
Location. 44° 18.98′ N, 69° 47.031′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Maine, in Kennebec County. Marker is at the intersection of Winthrop Street and Wyman Street, on the right on Winthrop Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Winthrop St, Augusta ME 04330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The American Rembrandt's Augusta Home / Maison du Rembrandt d'Augusta (approx. ¼ mile away); Augusta, Maine – The Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles Cony U.S. Hospital / Hôpital Militaire Cony (approx. 0.3 miles away); Augusta Mourns Lincoln / Augusta Pleur Lincoln (approx. 0.3 miles away); Melville Weston Fuller (approx. 0.3 miles away); 103rd Infantry Regiment (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II and Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.