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  • 1-87 To the left is the marker for Wilson W. Brown.  To the right is his and his wife's headstones. 1-87 To the left is the marker for Wilson W. Brown. To the right is his and his wife's headstones.
  • 1-87 This is Wilson W. Brown's wife's headstone.  She is buried next to him. 1-87 This is Wilson W. Brown's wife's headstone. She is buried next to him.
  • 1-87 This is Wilson W. Brown's burial plot and headstone. 1-87 This is Wilson W. Brown's burial plot and headstone.
Title, side A
In Memory of Lieutenant Wilson W. Brown
Title, side B
The Andrews Raiders
Text, side A
Medal of Honor winner, who is buried here. He joined the famous Andrews Raiders 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.
Text, side B
The Andrews Raiders. Hanged by Confederates, June 1862, James J. Andrews, William H. Campbell, Samuel Robertson, Marion A. Ross, John M. Scott, Charles P. Shadrach, Samuel Slavens, George D. Wilson; escaped October 16, 1862, Wilson M. 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 Buffam, Elihu H. Mason, Jacob Parrott, William Pittinger, William H. Reddick; discovered before the raid, James Smith, Samuel Llewellyn.
Location
Corner of Dowling Rd. and Carter Rd., South of Perrysburg
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.287630, Longitude: -83.355380.
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