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CMOHS.org - Seaman SWEARER, BENJAMIN, U.S. Navy

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SWEARER, BENJAMIN

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1825, Baltimore, Md.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 11
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Accredited To: Maryland
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SWEARER, BENJAMIN Photo
 
Citation

Embarked in a surfboat from the U.S.S. Pawnee during action against Fort Clark, off Baltimore Inlet, 29 August 1861. Taking part in a mission to land troops and to remain inshore and provide protection, Swearer rendered gallant service throughout the action and had the honor of being the first man to raise the flag on the captured fort.