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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Jacob Swegheimer

  • Also Known As: Swickheimer, John Jacob
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    54th Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 14, 1894
  • Born: February 25, 1843, Oldtown, Baden, Germany
  • Died: March 15, 1917, Delaware, OH, United States
  • Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery (Walnut Hill Sec.-12-1), Delaware, OH, United States

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