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Frederic William Swift

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (Highest Rank: Brevet Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    17th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 16, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Lenoire Station, Tennessee, USA
Gallantly seized the colors and rallied the regiment after three color bearers had been shot and the regiment, having become demoralized, was in imminent danger of capture.
Medal of Honor Recipient Frederic W. Swift
Medal of Honor Recipient Frederic W. Swift
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 15, 1897
  • Born: January 30, 1831, Mansfield Center, Tolland County, CT, United States
  • Died: January 30, 1916, Detroit, MI, United States
  • Buried: Elmwood Cemetery (MH) (B-23), Detroit, MI, United States

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