Lt. Col. Thomas F. Wildes

Lt. Col. Thomas F. Wildes (HM7JQ)

Location: Dayton, VA 22821 Rockingham County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 24.957', W 78° 56.258'

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In memory of Lt. Col. Thomas F. Wildes, 116th Ohio Regiment, who, when ordered by Gen. Sheridan to burn the town of Dayton, Va. in retaliation for the death of a Union officer, refused to obey that order, risking court-martial and disgrace. His refusal and plea to Gen. Sheridan resulted in a countermand to the order, and saved this town from total destruction.
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HM NumberHM7JQ
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Year Placed1962
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 2:08pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 680051 N 4253981
Decimal Degrees38.41595000, -78.93763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 24.957', W 78° 56.258'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 24' 57.42" N, 78° 56' 15.48" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 325 Main St, Dayton VA 22821, US
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