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CMOHS.org - Seaman SWANSON, JOHN, U.S. Navy

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SWANSON, JOHN

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1842, Sweden
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 59
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Accredited To: Massachusetts
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865. As one of a boat crew detailed to one of the generals on shore, Swanson bravely entered the fort in the assault and accompanied his party in carrying dispatches at the height of the battle. He was 1 of 6 men who entered the fort in the assault from the fleet.