Bygones of Monroe:
A Monroe Boy Wounded at Chickamauga
A letter from a relative of David Ebersol, of this city, dated at Chattanooga Sept. 26th, states that his son, Samuel Ebersol, who was a member of the 89th Illinois Regt., was wounded in the Saturday’s fight at Chickamauga. He was hit in the breast, and the ball was extracted by the surgeon, after which he was taken about 1 ½ miles from the battlefield. After that time the writer was unable to find him and supposed that he had either been sent to Nashville or was in the hands of the rebels, so that it is now a matter of uncertainty to his friends whether he is alive or dead. The writer of the letter says he fought bravely and well.
(Monroe Commercial, October 8, 1863, Page 3, Column 2)