About Charles Alexander Swan
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Charles Alexander Swan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company K, 4th Iowa Cavalry, in action at Selma, Alabama, for capture of flag (supposed to be 11th Mississippi, C.S.A.), and bearer.
General Orders: Date of Issue: June 17, 1865
Action Date: April 2, 1865
Company: Company K
Division: 4th Iowa Cavalry