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Goshen in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

 
 
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By Clifton Patrick, December 23, 2009
1. Anna Elizabeth Dickinson Plaque
Inscription.  Anna Elizabeth Dickinson
1842-1932
“America’s Civil War Joan of Arc”
In January of 1864, President Lincoln invited Anna to address Congress, the Cabinet and the Supreme Court, to rally support for the Union cause and the fight aganist slavery.

Anna devoted the rest of her life to justice, liberty and basic human rights for all people: male or female, black or white, rich or poor; and contributed to the 15th Amendment, prohibiting the disenfranchisement of any person based on race, sex, color, or previous servitude.

Anna Dickinson lived at this site, in the Village of Goshen, for the last forty-one years of her life.

“My head and heart, soul and brain, were all on fire with the words I must speak”
 
Erected 2001 by The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Ellis Camp #124.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRCivil RightsWar, US Civil
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson resided here. image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, December 23, 2009
2. Anna Elizabeth Dickinson resided here.
Building in the Village of Goshen where Anna Elizabeth Dickinson spent the last 41 years of her life.
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Women. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1864.
 
Location. 41° 24.128′ N, 74° 19.486′ W. Marker is in Goshen, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on West Main Street 0 miles west of North and South Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Plaque is mounted on the wall of the building next "Linda's Office Supplies" entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen NY 10924, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church Park Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Noah Webster (about 400 feet away); Charles J. Everett Memorial (about 400 feet away); Claudius Smith (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of the Patriots (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1841 Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horace Pippin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Orange County Community College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
 
Also see . . .
1. Anna Elizabeth Dickinson. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.) 

2. Anna Dickinson. Smithsonian Institution article. (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.)
Anna E. Dickinson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
3. Anna E. Dickinson
This c. 1863 photo of Anna E. Dickinson by Mathew B. Brady hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Anna E. Dickinson first displayed her social conscience publicly at the age of fourteen, when she contributed an antislavery article to William Lloyd Garrison's newspaper, The Liberator. Four years later she delivered her first speech before the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society. Encouraged by Lucretia Mott and others, Dickinson began speaking regularly during the Civil War on such issues as emancipation, hospital life, and Republican politics. Her youth and sex alone were enough to draw curious crowds of sometimes thousands to hear here ‘impassioned extempore delivery.’ With the return of peace in 1865, Dickinson joined the lyceum lecture circuit. Some years she averaged 150 lectures and earned as much at $20,000. He topics ranged from women's rights to the evils of big business. In the 1870s, Dickinson became a playwright and an actor.” — National Portrait Gallery
 

3. Anna Elizabeth Dickinson. History's Women article. (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.) 

4. Encyclopedia Britannica Entry. (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 2,355 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.   3. submitted on May 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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