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Confederate (CSV)


Henry C. Swann

(1842 - 1864)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.

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

The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Fry1. Details from the State of Alabama2 and the Buseys.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Death Date: 08/21/1864    Death Place: near Charlestown, WV    Burial Place: 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, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, 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]

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