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.

7-43 Hugh Mosher and the “Spirit of ’76”

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.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Perry Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 3885 Main Street, 
Location: The marker is located on the north side of main street. and in front of the building to the east of
Latitude: 41.7628174
Longitude: -81.1470624