James Strode Swearingen

James Strode Swearingen

Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Death 3 Feb 1864 (aged 82)
Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Burial Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 5, Lot 24, Grave 4
Memorial ID 7558 · View Source
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American Military Officer. In 1803 as a 2nd Lieutenant he led a 65-man expedition to establish a military post at the future site of Fort Dearborn, now site of the city of Chicago. He raised the flag there August 17 1803. Later that year he was appointed to Corps of Artillerists, and became Assistant Military Agent to Fort Fayette, Pittsburgh in August 1805. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1811 and then to Captain in 1812, he commanded a 1st Artillery Regiment. During the War of 1812 Swearingen was promoted to Quartermaster General of the US Army with the rank of Colonel. After the war he was honorably discharged from service. He died on his 82nd birthday in Chillocothe, Ohio.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Strode Swearingen (3 Feb 1782–3 Feb 1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7558, citing Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .