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Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas Holliday Hicks

1798-1865

 
 
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By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
1. Thomas Holliday Hicks Marker
Inscription. In this cemetery is the grave of Thomas Holliday Hicks, Governor of Maryland 1858-1862 and United States Senator from Maryland 1862-1865. At the beginning of the Civil War during his tenure as governor, the position of Maryland was more important nationally than at any time in its history. But for him Maryland might have joined the secession movement.
 
Erected by Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 38° 33.998′ N, 76° 4.562′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Academy Street and Cemetery Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Academy Street. Touch for map. Marker is located about 100 feet south of the intersection along Academy Street, and just inside the cemetery fence. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Thomas Holliday Hicks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Barth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eastern Shore Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); John F. Kennedy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Finding Freedom
Grave of Thomas Holliday Hicks image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
2. Grave of Thomas Holliday Hicks
The state of Maryland erected a monument over his grave in 1868. The grave is located in the middle of the cemetery, about 500 feet from the historic marker along Academy Street.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Christ P. E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); This Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Goldsborough House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Regarding Thomas Holliday Hicks. Another marker at the site of Hicks residence in Cambridge, "Appleby", is located on Race Road about 1 mile south of the cemetery.
 
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Thomas Holliday Hicks<br>Statue by H. D. A. Henning, 1867 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 20, 2018
3. Thomas Holliday Hicks
Statue by H. D. A. Henning, 1867
Thomas Holliday Hicks<br>Statue by H. D. A. Henning, 1867 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 20, 2018
4. Thomas Holliday Hicks
Statue by H. D. A. Henning, 1867
Thomas Holliday Hicks<br>Governor of the state of Maryland<br>1861 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
5. Thomas Holliday Hicks
Governor of the state of Maryland
1861
Marker on Hicks Monument image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
6. Marker on Hicks Monument
Inscription on monument: "This monument, erected by the state in 1868, honors Thomas Holliday Hicks, a native and life resident of Dorchester County. Late in 1860 and early in 1861 as Maryland's first Civil War governor he opposed the doctrines of seccession and of coercion. In furtherance of his policy and resisting great pressure he refused for five months to call the legislature in special session. During the war he supported the Union."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,440 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on January 24, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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