SWIFT, HARLAN J. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Second Lieutenant, Company H, 2d Mew York Militia Regiment.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864. Entered service at: New York.

Birth:   New Hudson, N.Y.

Date of issue:   20 July 1897.

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.

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)