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Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Colonel Jesse Hildebrand

 
 
Colonel Jesse Hildebrand Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
1. Colonel Jesse Hildebrand Marker, side one
Inscription.  Hildebrand was born on May 29, 1800 near Cold Springs, PA and moved tó Washington County, OH in 1814. Here he joined the local militia as drummer boy. In 1828 he was commissioned a Maj. Gen. in the State Militia. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Hildebrand, age 61, and B.D. Fearing organized the 77th OVI. On April 6, 1862 at Shiloh, TN Hildebrand commanded a brigade of the 53rd, 57th and 77th OVI when Confederate forces began their attack. Throughout the day Hildebrand rode on horseback at the front rallying his brigade and others. After holding the line for three hours, Gen. Sherman remarked, “Col. Hildebrand was as cool as any man I ever saw.”

After Shiloh, the77th, riddled by losses, was assigned prison guard duty at Alton, IL. There, Hildebrand died of pneumonia on April 18, 1863. Before the war he was active in the community operating a livery and stagecoach service and served as Sheriff in 1850-52. He was an early member of I.O.O.F. Lodge #67 and served as its Secretary. Upon his death the Lodge adopted this resolution: “That by the death of Brother Hildebrand the Lodge mourns the loss of one who was devoted and
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By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
2. Colonel Jesse Hildebrand Marker
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attached to the principals of our order and whose conduct in all relations of life as citizen, husband, father, and devoted patriot endeared him to us and to the esteem of the entire community.” Hildebrand is buried in Mound Cemetery with his wife, Aesenath Perkins.
 
Erected by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #67, the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley, and the Marietta Community Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 6, 1862.
 
Location. 39° 24.705′ N, 81° 27.199′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Monroe Street, on the left when traveling north on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 161 Front Street, Marietta OH 45750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Forty-Eight Pioneers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marietta’s Historic Corner (about 500 feet away); Shipbuilding (about 600 feet away); The Public Landing (about 600 feet away); Lafayette (about 600 feet away); Boiler Point (about 600 feet away); S. Durward Hoag (about 600 feet away); The Ohio River’s Wild Side (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Colonel Jesse Hildebrand Marker at the Lodge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
3. Colonel Jesse Hildebrand Marker at the Lodge
First side of marker faces the sidewalk. Side two faces the street. The initials F.L.T. in the chained golden rings stand for Friendship, Love, and Truth and are the initials for the lodge.
I.O.O.F. Building with Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
4. I.O.O.F. Building with Marker
Colonel Jesse Hildebrand Marker on Front Street in Marietta image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
5. Colonel Jesse Hildebrand Marker on Front Street in Marietta
Colonel Jesse Hildebrand (1800-1863) image. Click for full size.
Collection of Doug Robinson via Geni.com
6. Colonel Jesse Hildebrand (1800-1863)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 28, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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