Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

1-87 In Memory of Lieutenant Wilson W. Brown / The Andrews Raiders

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.
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.
Sponsors: Wood County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Perrysburg vicinity, 
Location: Corner of Dowling Rd. and Carter Rd., South of Perrysburg
Latitude: 41.4794153
Longitude: -83.5923232