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About Sgt. Luman L. Cadwell, Medal of Honor
Swam the bayou under fire of the enemy and captured and brought off a boat by means of which the command crossed and routed the enemy.
On September 20, 1864 a detachment of the 2nd New York Cavalry, dismounted, approached a Confederate camp on an island in the middle of Alabama Bayou, near New Orleans. Sgt. Cadwell and another soldier swam across the 150 foot waterway to bring a small boat to their command. The boat allowed the unit to cross and capture the rebel camp, destroying its supplies and buildings, including an artillery piece.