Andrew Streigel was a Sergeant with the 27th Indiana Infantry when was shot through the chest while bearing the national colors during the battle of Antietam on 17 September 1862. He survived that and two other wounds during the war to return to a farm near Jasper, IN. The clipping above is from the Jasper Weekly Courier of 7 April 1893, online from

Here’s a photograph of the flag he carried at Antietam, restored in 2008 and on display at the Dubois County Museum in Jasper. Thanks to Michelle Striegel-Rice Snelling for that picture and the poke to look more closely at her great great grandfather.

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