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SWIFT, FREDERIC

swift frederic w

Gallantly seized the colors and rallied the regiment after three color bearers had been shot and the regiment, having become demoralized, was in imminent danger of capture.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (highest rank: Brevet Brigadier General) 17th Michigan Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Mansfield Center, Tolland County, Connecticut

Citation

Gallantly seized the colors and rallied the regiment after three color bearers had been shot and the regiment, having become demoralized, was in imminent danger of capture.