William Camp Gildersleeve

William Camp Gildersleeve (HM1A1V)

Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 Luzerne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 14.439', W 75° 53.404'

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(1795-1871)

Prominent merchant and ardent abolitionist significant to the Underground Railroad in Wilkes-Barre. He provided refuge to fugitive slaves at his home and business near here. In 1853, Gildersleeve testified in a U.S. Supreme Court case, Maxwell vs. Righter, in which a fugitive, William Thomas, was shot and wounded by deputy U.S. marshals. The case and his testimony received national attention, especially in African American newspapers.
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HM NumberHM1A1V
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 12:56am PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 425416 N 4565853
Decimal Degrees41.24065000, -75.89006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 14.439', W 75° 53.404'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 14' 26.34" N, 75° 53' 24.24" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-24 E Ross St, Wilkes-Barre PA 18701, US
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