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
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denton MD 21629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caroline Courthouse (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); President Roosevelt's Speech (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wilkes Booth (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland's Eastern Shore (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Wars of World Conflict (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Two Neighbors * Two Governors * Two States (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,209 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 30, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.