As they marched along, the soldiers joked and sang in German, but they were not in
Most of Siber’s men had been recruited in
Mustered in on
Last evening, Colonel Siber had been warned that 60 to 70 Confederate sympathizers had formed a guerrilla band they called the “Black Striped Company.” The 37th
They find trouble quickly. A detachment of four of the 37th’s companies, led by Maj. Charles Ankele, finds itself fired upon by “every house” on the opposite side of the unfordable
Colonel Siber reunites the various detachments he had sent out, and marches into Logan Court House after a skirmish between Siber’s scouts and number of bushwhackers and horsemen. One of the 37th’s corporals is killed. The enemy retreats to a nearby mountain that overlooks the town.
Realizing he couldn’t hold the town “without more sacrifice of life,” the colonel orders his men to burn the court house and other public buildings the rebels had been using as barracks.
Colonel Siber and the 37th will return to their winter quarters at
ELSEWHERE IN THE WAR EFFORT: Not only is
IT’S COMING SOONER THAN YOU THINK:
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