Fishing Creek Confederacy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 41° 11.508 W 076° 23.016
18T E 383973 N 4560971
Quick Description: Alarmed about draft resistance, the federal government deployed 800 troops to the Fishing Creek Valley in August 1864 to suppress the opposition.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2020 11:51:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM129P9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
Fishing Creek Confederacy- Alarmed about draft resistance, the federal government deployed 800 troops to the Fishing Creek Valley in August 1864 to suppress the opposition. Peace Democrats suspected of Confederate sympathies were questioned at the Christian church near this site; 44 were arrested and imprisoned at Ft. Mifflin without access to civil courts. While most supported the Union, they disagreed with Pres. Lincoln’s wartime policies. In 1866, the US Supreme Court declared military arrest & trial of civilians unconstitutional.
Marker Name: Fishing Creek Confederacy

County: Columbia

Date Dedicated: 7/26/2009

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: 90 Mill St. (PA 487), Benton, PA

Category: Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, Forts, Government & Politics 19th Century, Military

Website: Not listed

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