STREIBLER, MARTIN (10 Feb. 1825-14 May 1864), a sergeant in Co. E, 103D OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY during the CIVIL WAR, and one of 2 local men depicted by name on the sculpture titled The Color Guard on the SOLDIERS' & SAILORS' MONUMENT, was born in France to Mary and Geo. Streibler. After his father died in 1844, Streibler reportedly served with the French dragoons for 6 years.
Sometime before 1862, he, his mother, and a younger brother, Joseph, immigrated to the U.S., settling in Cleveland. Streibler was enlisted in the 103d regiment on 11 Aug. 1862 by Capt. LEVI T. SCOFIELD, who would eventually sculpt his figure for Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument. Streibler was a "thoroughly disciplined" soldier who was much admired by his comrades. After being promoted to corporal, he was made sergeant on 9 Feb. 1863. On 14 May 1864, Streibler was killed while leading the 9-man color guard at the battle of Resaca, Ga. Scofield, an engineer for the regiment, viewed this action from his position in the rear and later used it as his inspiration for the monument sculpture.