Charles Alexander Swan (1838 - 1914)

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Birthplace: Greene, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died
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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

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company K

Division: 4th Iowa Cavalry


Pvt. Charles A. Swan, Medal of Honor's Timeline

May 29, 1838
Greene, Pennsylvania, USA
January 8, 1914
Age 75
Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, USA