Theodore Schwan, 1LT

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Theodore Schwan, 1LT

Birthplace: Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Death: May 27, 1926 (84)
Place of Burial: Arlington, Arlington, VA, United States
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Theodore Schwan, 1LT

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Theodore Schwan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 October 1864, while serving with 10th U.S. Infantry, in action at Peebles Farm, Virginia. At the imminent risk of his own life, while his regiment was falling back before a superior force of the enemy, First Lieutenant Schwan dragged a wounded and helpless officer to the rear, thus saving him from death or capture.

General Orders: Date of Issue: December 12, 1898

Action Date: October 1, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Division: 10th U.S. Infantry

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Theodore Schwan, 1LT's Timeline

July 9, 1841
Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
May 27, 1926
Age 84
Arlington, Arlington, VA, United States