Harlan J. Swift


October 2, 1843 - October 6, 1910


Enlisted on January 5, 1864, at Buffalo, NY, as a private, age 23.
He mustered into Company H, 2d NY Mounted Rifles.
He was mustered out on August 10, 1865, at Petersburg, VA.
He was promoted to Commissary Sergeant, January 6, 1864; to 2d Lieutenant, February 4, 1864;
to 1st Lieutenant, October 20, 1864; to Captain, January 5, 1865.

Medal of Honor Citation: Having advanced with his regiment and captured the enemy's
line, saw 4 of the enemy retiring toward their second line of works. He advanced upon
them alone, compelled their surrender and regained his regiment with the 4 prisoners.

from the Utica Herald-Dispatch, October 8, 1910:

Harlan J. Swift Harlan J. Swift

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