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Civil War Officer Buried at Glendale National Cemetery

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#1 tigerfan

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:29 AM

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Glendale National Cemetery in Virginia.  It holds several Civil War soldiers of which most are unknown.  One however is the grave of Henry Richard Swan.  He was a 20 year old Lt. in the 8th NY Heavy Artillery.  He survived the battle at Cold Harbor but died on June 14th of exhaustion at Charles City Courthouse on the forced march to Petersburg.  Henry was from Rochester NY but entered the service at Suspension Bridge NY (Niagara Falls) while a tutor at a local school - college for young boys.  

 

Interesting to note that Henry's name is also inscribed on a monument in a state park at Niagara Falls and on a monument at his families burial place in Rochester NY.

 

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:29 AM

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:32 AM

Monument in Niagara Falls.

 

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:33 AM

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:34 AM

Monument at Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester New York

 

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:39 AM

Very nice post! My G Grandfather was in the First Eastern Shore Md. Vol Inf. He had some hard marching as well rushed into battle at Gettysburg, The second day at Culp's Hill. Where they fought the Marylanders in grey. Then marched back. I would have never made it!



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 04:10 AM

Are the sword and uniform his? The uniform looks to be in spectacular condition. Is there a presentation on the sword and who is the sword maker?



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 04:14 AM

Actually, there appears to be a presentation on the upper fitting. Is that correct?



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 03:13 PM

Yes the sword and uniform belonged to him.  There is a presentation on the top fitting of the scabbord.  Can't remember what the sword is marked as far as a maker.



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 03:19 PM

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 06:02 AM

wow - awesome coat and saber - very, very nice!!! 



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:33 PM

Great presentation! Thanks for sharing




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