Jacob E. Swap

Jacob E. Swap

Death 22 Jan 1925 (aged 78)
Lakeport, Lake County, California, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Devotion, Row 10, Sp 55
Memorial ID 11229488 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Calnehoose, New York, he entered the Union Army at Springs, Pennsylvania and served as a Private in Company H, 83d Pennsylvania Infantry. His Medal of Honor action occurred May 5, 1864 at Wilderness, Virginia. His citation (issued November 19, 1897) reads: "Although assigned to other duty, he voluntarily joined his regiment in a charge and fought with it until severely wounded." Judge Swap, as he would later become known due to his service as a police judge in Pennsylvania, also worked in railroading. He relocated to Lakeport, California after the death of his wife, approximately 8 months before he passed away.

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  • Originally Created by: Lawrence Hildebrand
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob E. Swap (12 Aug 1846–22 Jan 1925), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11229488, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .