SWAP, JACOB E. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company H, 83d Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Wilderness, Va., 5 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Springs, Pa.

Birth:   Calnehoose, N.Y.

Date of issue:   19 November 1897.

Citation:   Although assigned to other duty, he voluntarily joined his regiment in a charge and fought with it until severely wounded.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)