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Federal (USV)


Abel Swalley

(1840 - 1935)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company A, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 21 on 28 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 13 July 1864.

After the War

He was a "pioneer" in Cherokee County, KS after the War.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has him as Abe. His name is also seen as Able Swalley (as in the 1860 US Census for Crawford, OH).


04/01/1840; Crawford County, OH


04/30/1935; burial in Baxter Springs Cemetery, Baxter Springs, KS


1   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pp. 192 - 198  [AotW citation 14773]