26th Wisconsin Correspondence, 12/22/1862


Stafford C.H. Virg., December 22nd, 1862

H. Lindeman

Esq.,

In regard to Frederick Baer, alias Behrend, who enlisted with me under the first mentioned name on the 30th day of June, 1862, I have to make the following statement:
Said Frederick Baer was left behind on our march from Milwaukee to Washington in the City of Baltimore on the 11th day of October, 1862, and the Regiment has never since heard from him, although the Provost Marshall of said city was duly informed and requested to send him back to the Regt. He will therefore be considered a deserter, though some other Regiment may have picked him up and kept.

Yours truly,
A. Ligowsky
Capt. Co. D. 26th
Regt. Wis. Vol.

Wisconsin Historical Society, 1200 Series, Box 128, Correspondence 1862-1863