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John Thomas Wilder
Birth: Jan. 31, 1830
Death: Oct. 20, 1917

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served as Mayor and postmaster of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and as a pension agent in Knoxville, Tennessee. Not only did he make them, but he also paid for the first two cannons used by the State of Indiana in the Civil War. He started Roan Iron Works, Rockwood, Tennessee after the War. He was also one of originators of the Republican Party. There is a large monument dedicated to him at Chicamauga Battlefield. General John Thomas Wilder of Indiana was known for his Wilder's Brigade at Chicamauga during the Civil War. Wilder was the son of Mary Merritt and Reubin or Reuben Wilder. He was married twice, first to Martha Jane Stewart, by whom he had six children, and second to Dora Lee. (bio by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak) 
Family links: 
  Martha Jane Stewart Wilder (1837 - 1892)*
  Mary Wilder (1859 - 1938)*
  Annie Wilder Stratton (1861 - 1932)*
  Rachael W. Wilder Maher (1865 - 1941)*
  Martha Rees Wilder (1868 - 1955)*
  Stuart Wilder (1872 - 1963)*
  Edith Wilder Scott (1875 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Hills Cemetery
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 158
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
Record added: Apr 17, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6352830
John Thomas Wilder
Added by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
John Thomas Wilder
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John Thomas Wilder
Added by: Jeff Buchwald
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Thank you, Sir.
- Soljerblue
 Added: Feb. 18, 2016
Wilder's Lightning Brigade! Thank you for services rendered our country during our American Civil War, sir. Rest in peace.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jan. 31, 2016
Many thanks
- Kilby Hanna
 Added: Oct. 30, 2015
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