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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

H. B. Swift

(c. 1841 - 1862)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The remainder of the War:
He was "left in the hands of the enemy, presumed to have died."

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1.

Birth State: AL    




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]



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