Monument to Lt. Col. Thomas Francis Wildes, Dayton, Virginia

This is a rather rare monument as it was erected to the memory of a Union officer by Southerners (citizens of Dayton, Virginia). Canadian by birth, Wildes survived the Civil War, returned to Ohio, and earned a degree in law. He lived in Athens, Ohio until his death in 1883. He was buried in Ravenna, Ohio.

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5 Responses to “Monument to Lt. Col. Thomas Francis Wildes, Dayton, Virginia”

  1. […] Civil War Monument to Lt. Col. Thomas Francis Wildes, Dayton, Virginia January 5, […]

  2. Lt. Col. Wildes was born to Irish parents.

  3. Well my last name is wilds but my dad told me that during the 1800s that some of the wildes familt took the e out of thier name and i wold like to know if its true or not please e-mail me at portal_panther32@yahoo.com

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