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Birthplace of Private Ira S. Pettit

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 13, 2013
1. Birthplace of Private Ira S. Pettit Marker
Inscription.
Birthplace of
Private Ira S. Pettit
1841-1864
Diary of a Dead Man
Buried at Camp Sumter, Ga.

 
Erected 1991 by Wilson Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 17.779′ N, 78° 48.015′ W. Marker is in Wilson, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Maple Road 0.6 miles north of Ide Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2471 Maple Road, Wilson NY 14172, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Billy Sherman (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Billy Sherman (approx. 1.1 miles away); Morgan Johnson House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Randall Road Schoolhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hojack Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tabor Bridge (approx. 1 miles away); Wilson Collegiate Institute 1845 (approx. 1 miles away); First School House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilson.
 
More about this marker. Maple Road was formerly Slash Road.
 
Regarding Birthplace of Private Ira S. Pettit. Private Ira S. Pettit served in the U.S. Army during
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 13, 2013
2. Birthplace of Private Ira S. Pettit Marker
For the 200th anniversary (2018) of the Town of Wilson, the marker was repainted and reoriented to face north-south traffic.
the Civil War and died in the Confederate Prison in Andersonville. He kept a diary that has been published (unedited) as The Diary of a Dead Man. The house was built for Clinton Pettit about 1835. It is one and a half stories, built of fieldstones.

References: Pettit, Ira S. (Ray, J.P. -compiler) The Diary of a Dead Man, Eastern Acorn Press, 1981. Niagara Cobblestone Landmarks Guide, Niagara County Planning and Industrial Development Department, 1990.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Ira Pettit was one of 45 men of the 11th Regiment captured on June 2, 1864 at the battle of Cold Harbor.
 
Also see . . .  Niagara County Historical Society - Wilson Native Was POW at Andersonville. (Submitted on November 13, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 13, 2013
3. Birthplace of Private Ira S. Pettit Marker
Northbound Maple Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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