: Photograph of Hugh Mosher, who served as the model for the fife player in the painting "The Spirit of '76" by Archibald M. Willard, 1876. Willard was from Bedford, Ohio. He created his first version of the painting for the Centennial Exposition held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1876. He then created several copies, one of which is part of the Ohio Historical Society fine art collection. Hugh Mosher was born in 1819 in Perry, Ohio. He served as a fifer major in the 143rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War and was a celebrated fifer in northern Ohio. Mosher died in Brighton, Ohio, in 1892. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Willard, Archibald M., 1836-1918. Spirit of '76; Ohio--History, Military; Mosher, Hugh Places