Greensboro in Caroline County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Letter to Lincoln
Chaos on the Eastern Shore
We the Loyal Union people of the Eastern Shore of Maryland are in contact constantly with vile secesh(secessionists) Traitors, that frequently threaten us with vengeance when Stonewall Jackson comes into the state. They declare that they have plenty of arms in various places in this and adjacent counties. They have attempted and where they will train gurilla(sic) bands and companies; numerous ones declare these things together with personal threats against eminently Loyal Citizens.
We complain, and in some instances these vile miscreants are arrested...(but) agree to take the oath of Allegiance and are liberated; they come home worse, far worse than before their arrest. ... They have already but a few milles from where I now live burned t(w)o meeting houses or Churches and others are threatened. ... I fear Sir that we have been so long and so palpably trifled with that the summary Execution of some of them will be the result. There is a mark beyond which forbearance ceases to be a virtue and at this point I hope the Divine Governor will Himself bear rule.
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 58.493′ N, 75° 48.287′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Maryland Route 480) and Bernard Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro MD 21639, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greensboro-Threatened by Ideas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter Harrington (about 400 feet away); Goldsborough House (about 600 feet away); Greensboro (approx. 0.3 miles away); Neck Meeting House Native Garden (approx. 6.1 miles away); Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House-Living Their Beliefs (approx. 6.1 miles away); Neck Meeting House (approx. 6.1 miles away); John Wilkes Booth (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,225 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.