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Confederate (CSV)


M. V. B. Swan

(? - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company B, 2nd Louisiana Infantry on 9 March 1861 in New Orleans. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the shoulder and chest, and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was listed as a paroled officer on 30 September in Sharpsburg, but died 11 October 1862. Originally buried on the field at Sharpsburg at the "the northern edge of Stephen Grove's woods". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as M.V.B. Swan. Service data from Booth2. His wounds from a list in the New York Times of 9 October 1862.


10/11/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4994]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 2, pg. 751  [AotW citation 13161]