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  • 7-43 Another view 7-43 Another view
  • 7-43 Hugh Mosher 1 7-43 Hugh Mosher 1
  • 7-43 Hugh Mosher 2 7-43 Hugh Mosher 2
  • 7-43 Back of Marker 7-43 Back of Marker
  • 7-43 Front of Marker 7-43 Front of Marker
  • 7-43 Spirit of '76 7-43 Spirit of '76
  • 7-43 Hugh Mosher 7-43 Hugh Mosher
Title, side A
Hugh Mosher and the "Spirit of '76"
Text, side A
Hugh Mosher was the fifer portrayed in Archibald Willard's "Spirit of '76", one of America"s most famous patriotic paintings. Mosher was born on January 29, 1819 in Perry, Lake County (then part of Geauga County), Ohio. He served as Fifer Major in the 43rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. After the conflict, Mosher was considered the finest fifer in the state, and performed at veterans' reunions and other celebrations. Always popular and noted for his generosity, Mosher died on August 15, 1896 and is buried in Brighton (Lorain County), Ohio.
Address
3885 Main Street
Perry, OH 44081
Location
The marker is located on the north side of main street. and in front of the building to the east of
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.762600, Longitude: -81.147400.
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