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Confederate (CSV)


Henry C. Swann

(1842 - 1864)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company G (renamed F), 5th Alabama Infantry on 10 April 1861. He was sick in hospital at Culpeper, VA in October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh and captured in action at Turner's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled (no date) and exchanged 8 October 1862. He was again wounded and captured, in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. He was at the DeCamp Hospital in New York Harbor, and paroled there, date not given. He was exchanged in February 1864, but killed in action on 21 August 1864 near Charlestown, VA (now WV).

References & notes

Basic information from Fry1. Details from the State of Alabama2 and the Buseys.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




08/21/1864 near Charlestown, WV; burial in Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, AL


1   Fry, Anna M. Gayle, Memories of Old Cahaba, Nashville (Tenn): Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1905, pp. 109 - 120  [AotW citation 9419]

2   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15788]

3   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pp. 53-54  [AotW citation 15789]