b. 13/01/1876 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. 17/01/1956 Concord, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/07/1898 Santiago, Cuba.
De Swan was born January 13, 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and entered the army from the city of his birth. He was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War with Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry as a private where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.
BURIAL LOCATION: GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN BRUNO, CALIFORNIA.
Section R, Site 195-A
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