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Theodore Schwan

  • Birth 9 Jul 1841 Stadt Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany
  • Death 27 May 1926 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 2, Site 860
  • Memorial ID 7881040

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.

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  • Added: 20 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7881040
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theodore Schwan (9 Jul 1841–27 May 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7881040, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .