SCHWAN, THEODORE - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, 10th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Peebles Farm, Va., 1 October 1864.

Entered service at:   New York. Born: 9 July 1841, Germany.

Date of issue:   12 December 1898.

Citation:   At the imminent risk of his own life, while his regiment was falling back before a superior force of the enemy, he dragged a wounded and helpless officer to the rear, thus saving him from death or capture.

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)