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Re: George Zeigler/Sigler VA
Posted by: Christopher Sigler (ID *****4416) Date: June 11, 2002 at 19:55:49
In Reply to: George Zeigler/Sigler VA by Tammy Gamborski of 35

"History of Shenandoah County" chapter titled "Indians and Indian Raids", pages 72-73 cite:

"About the year 1765, says Kercheval, a band of Indians appeared in the vicinity of Woodstock and Narrow Passage. On Narrow Passage Creek eighteen or twenty women and children had collected together, planning to go to the fort at Woodstock. An old man by the name of George Sigler was with them. They were attacked by five Indians. Sigler fired, wounding one of the savages in the leg; then he used his gun as a club and fought desperately. While he was thus engaging the Indians the women and children made their escape and reached the fort. Sigler received serveral wounds, but broke his gun over the heads of the Indians, wounding three or four of them rather severely. He continued to fight until he fell from loss of blood. His body was then horribly mangled by the savages."

Footnote: "Christian Miller, a son of Jacob Miller, founder of Woodstock related this incident to Kercheval. Some day a monument will be erected at Narrow Passage to the heroism of George Sigler".

I found this passage in the book entitled above, at the Denver Public Library about 8 years ago. I unfortuneately did not write down the author.

Chris Sigler



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