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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

H. B. Swift

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an unmarried 20 year old railroad conductor from Huntsville, AL when he enlisted as Private on 28 April 1861 in Company F, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was present with his Company in engagements from Malvern Hill to Second Manassas, VA. Appointed Orderly (First) Sergeant on 4 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was "left in the hands of the enemy, presumed to have died."

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1.

Birth

c. 1841 in AL

Death

1862

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15663]