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Theodore Schwan
Birth: Jul. 9, 1841
Stadt Bremerhaven
Bremen, Germany
Death: May 27, 1926
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was serving as a First Lieutenant in the 10th U.S. Infantry, at Peebles Farm, Virginia, on October 1, 1864, when he earned his Medal. His citation reads: At the imminent risk of his own life, while his regiment was falling back before a superior force of the enemy, he dragged a wounded and helpless officer to the rear, thus saving him from death or capture. The Medal was awarded on December 12, 1898. Later in his career he was attached to the US Embassy, Berlin, Germany, 1892-93; commanded the 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, 1898; commanded the Western Column in the Puerto Rico Campaign (Spanish-American War); and was Chief of Staff in the Philippines in 1899-1900 (Philippine Insurrection)rising to the rank of Brigadier General.  (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
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  Elizabeth M. Steele Schwan (1843 - 1919)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Site 860
 
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Record added: Sep 20, 2003
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- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Jul. 9, 2017
You were not born here, yet you fought for our country with amazing courage and valor. Many thanks and RIP
- John Haseltine
 Added: Jun. 14, 2017

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