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Confederate (CSV)


John Riley Swafford

(1838 - 1915)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted at age 28 (23?) in Charlotte in Company A, 6th North Carolina Infantry on 28 May 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 June and Sergeant on 1 December 1861. He was wounded in action at Gaines' Mill, VA on 27 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862, and reported as captured at Frederick, MD on 7 October 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort McHenry, MD until paroled 12 November 1862. He was exchanged at City Point, VA on 21 November and sent to the General Hospital, Petersburg, VA with gunshot wounds, then on 60 day furlough. He was detailed for duty as a tax collector in Franklinville, Randolph County, NC on 1 December 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Iobst1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the volume, extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW.


10/1838 in NC


08/16/1915; Williamson County, IL; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Marion, IL


1   Iobst, Richard William, and Louis H. Manarin, Wade Lucas, The Bloody Sixth : the Sixth North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, Raleigh: North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission, 1965, pp. 283 - 310  [AotW citation 6314]