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 Benjamin Swearer

Benjamin Swearer

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 2 Nov 1902 (aged 77)
St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 25, Block F, Lot 6, Grave 2
Memorial ID 18617754 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and entered the Union Navy in Maryland. He attained the rank of Seaman. His citation reads "Embarked in a surfboat from the USS Pawnee during action against Fort Clark, off Baltimore Inlet, 29 August 1861. Taking part in a mission to land troops and to remain inshore and provide protection, Swearer rendered gallant service throughout the action and had the honor of being the first man to raise the flag on the captured fort."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 25 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18617754
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Swearer (18 May 1825–2 Nov 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18617754, citing Saint Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .