Wildman Family Papers
1/ 2 cubic foot
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Wildman
Family papers as a gift of Mrs. Ellen Fenner Lilie of Cleveland
Heights, Ohio, in April 1973. The 1863 and 1864 diaries were
donated by Mrs. Lilie in December 1990. Keith A. Maneese processed
the collection in January 1980.
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society owns the property
rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Mrs. Wilde has & dedicated copyrights to the public.
Consideration of the requirements of copyright is the
responsibility of the author and the publisher.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of
the Ohio Historical Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name,
collection number and the Ohio Historical Society in all footnote
and bibliographic references.
Related material: The Audiovisual Department holds acid- free
photocopies of the drawings contained in Box 1, Folder 11.
Biographical sketch: Frederick Augustus Wildman was borq,\, i n
Danbury, Connecticut on June 5, 1813, and migrated to Ohio in h928.
He married Mariette Patch on February 3, 1835. They bore ' five
children: Charles Ezra, Emily Jane, Mary Ann, Samuel Augustus, and
Frederick Augustus Wildman was mustered into the army on October 16
l~~,"' aCta mp McClellan, Norwalk, Ohio. He became a daptain in
Company Dl 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer infantry. From January 2,
1862, his regiment served with the 1st Division, 11th Corps, Army
of the Potomac in Virginia and Maryland. On February 12, 1863,
Wildman was forced to resign his commission due to failing health
and returned home to recuperate. On May 24, 1863, he applied to
re- enter the service with the " Invalid CorpsIt1a nd was accepted
June 1, 1863. There is no record of Wildman's involvement with the
Invalid Corps until April 1, 1865, when he was appointed Provost
Marshal of the 9th Congressional District. He remained in this
position until March of 1866. He ran unopposed and was elected.
Wildman died on February 27, 1899.
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