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Dowling in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lieut. Wilson W. Brown

In Memory of

 

—Ohio Historical Marker —

 
Lieut. Wilson W. Brown Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2006
1. Lieut. Wilson W. Brown Marker
Inscription. [Marker Front]:

In memory of Lieut. Wilson W. Brown, Medal of Honor winner, who is buried here. He joined the famous Andrews Raid to wreck Confederate supply lines. The raiders captured a locomotive, "The General," at Big Shanty, Georgia, on April 12, 1862. Brown served as the engineer and was captured after the "General" ran out of fuel. He escaped on October 16 and made his way back to Union lines after enduring great hardships.

[Marker Reverse]:

THE ANDREWS RAIDERS

Hanged by the Confederates, June, 1862
James J. Andrews
William M. Campbell
Samuel Robertson
Marion A. Ross
John M. Scott
Charles P. Shadrach
Samuel Slavens
George D. Wilson

Escaped October 16, 1862
Wilson W. Brown
Daniel A. Dorsey
Martin J. Hawkins
William J. Knight
John R. Porter
John A. Wilson
John Wollam
Mark Wood

Paroled March 17, 1863
William Bensinger
Robert Buffum
Elihu H. Mason
Jacob Parrott
William Pittenger
William H. Reddick

Discovered before the raid
James Smith
Samuel Llewellyn

 
Erected 1965 by The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-87.)
 
Marker series.
Lieut. Wilson W. Brown Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2006
2. Lieut. Wilson W. Brown Marker
View of the reverse side of the historical marker.
This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 28.759′ N, 83° 35.544′ W. Marker is in Dowling, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker is on Carter Road 0.1 miles from Dowling Road. Click for map. This historic marker is located in a rural area, just east of Interstate 75, between Perrysburg and Bowling Green, Ohio. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green OH 43402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. to Dudley's Massacre / to Portage Stockade (approx. 2.8 miles away but has been reported missing); to Brady's Island / to Fort Miami (approx. 4.3 miles away but has been reported missing); The Maumee and Western Reserve Road / Turnpike Milestones (approx. 5.4 miles away); Fort Meigs Union Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Old Wood County Jail (approx. 5.6 miles away); First Seventh-Day Adventist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Army Lodge No. 24 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 5.8 miles away); Amos Spafford / Perrysburg (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesHeroesWar, US Civil
 
Lieut. Wilson W. Brown Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2006
3. Lieut. Wilson W. Brown Marker
View of historical marker in left foregrond and wilson W. Brown''s gravestone in center/right background.
Lieut. Wilson W. Brown Gravestone Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2006
4. Lieut. Wilson W. Brown Gravestone
Lieut. Wilson W. Brown Gravestone Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2006
5. Lieut. Wilson W. Brown Gravestone
 
 
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