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William Henry Harrison Swaim
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1840
Brownsburg
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1932
Bloomington
McLean County
Illinois, USA

McLean County Sheriff 1882-1886

He was a civil war veteran and had the distinction of being the first man to fire a shot on the Union side at the great battle of Shiloh.

Mr. Swaim was a resident of St. Joseph, Missouri, when war was declared and enlisted in the 25th Missouri.

After serving with the 25th Missouri, Mr. Swaim was then assigned to the engineering commands to proceed ahead of General Sherman, when he arranged his famous march to the sea, to build bridges, repair railroads, and in other ways provide solid foothold for the advancing army.


 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Pauline A. Stuart Swaim (1854 - 1941)
 
 Children:
  Leota Swaim Frink (1872 - 1958)*
  Hal Moore Swaim (1880 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
Bloomington
McLean County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section: 10 Lot: 36
 
Created by: Tony Cannon
Record added: Mar 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50232995
William Henry Harrison Swaim
Added by: Tony Cannon
 
William Henry Harrison Swaim
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