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Wilson in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Billy Sherman

 
 
Billy Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 25, 2018
1. Billy Sherman Marker
Marker was installed in 2018 for the 200th anniversary of the Town of Wilson. The adjacent older marker, on a stone at ground level, was painted yellow-on-blue.
Inscription.  
Billy Sherman
Nearby lies Billy Sherman
Confederate war horse
captured in Chattanooga, TN
by Lorenzo Pratt of Wilson.
Billy died 1889, age about 32.

 
Erected 2018 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 421.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list.
 
Location. 43° 18.576′ N, 78° 48.749′ W. Marker is in Wilson, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Wilson Burt Road 0.4 miles east of Young Street, on the right when traveling west. It is about a half mile from the Village line, which is Young Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilson NY 14172, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Billy Sherman (here, next to this marker); Schooner Fleetwing (approx. 0.7 miles away); First School House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lake Street and Young Street
Billy Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 25, 2018
2. Billy Sherman Marker
View is westward. Older marker on stone at right.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Wilson Collegiate Institute 1845 (approx. ¾ mile away); Tabor Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); Pettit Street and Chestnut Street (approx. ¾ mile away); Site of Log House Built in 1818 by Reuben Wilson (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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