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Confederate (CSV)


M. B. Swearengen

Home State: Florida

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Florida Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled in Company I, 5th Florida Infantry in March 1862, and was promoted 2nd Lieutenant, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was again wounded, in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He mustered out on 26 April 1865.

After the War

By 1886 he was an orange grower and vegetable farmer near Homeland, Polk County, FL, and was listed as a pensioner there in 1889.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Florida1. More from the Florida State Gazetteer and Business Directory (1886).


1   State of Florida, Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Live Oak (FL): Democrat Print, 1903, pp. 147 - 151  [AotW citation 15487]