No More the Bugle Calls
by Tony Lamke
NO MORE THE BUGLE CALLS is a story about a young couple who were married the same month the American Civil War broke out, April, 1861. James Allen and Jemimah Phillips Allen were expecting their first child and James was working on a house in South Webster, Ohio that they planned to move into before the baby's birth. However as the news of the war grew worse, James began to feel pressure to join the Union army. In 1862 he enlisted and their lives changed forever. As a member of the Ohio 91st Volunteer Infantry, James was first a soldier but he also began to tend to the wounded on the battlefield and work with a surgeon who became his close friend. Moving with the 91st through West Virginia and into Virginia, James was captured at Lynchburg in 1864 and was sent to Andersonville prison in Georgia where he died. The story follows the actual travels of James and the 91st infantry as well as his wife's life in Southern Ohio.
Tony Lamke, a member of the Clinton County Historical Society, grew up in Hamilton, Ohio. He attended Wilmington College where he met his wife. They have three children, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Tony was a teacher and football coach.
No More the Bugle Calls is now available at the History Center for $20.