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SWEARER, BENJAMIN

swearer benjamin

Embarked in a surfboat from the U.S.S. 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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman (highest rank: Captain of the Foretop) U.S.S. Pawnee

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1861 Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland

Citation

Embarked in a surfboat from the U.S.S. 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.