Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home Resident

William Swartwood

Admission Date: May 11, 1888 - age 45

Residence: Clinton, DeWitt County, Illinois

Birth: (no date) Ohio

Service: Civil War, 47th Illinois Infantry, Co. F & Co. D, Private

Disability: Gun shot wound in left foot and rheumatism

Pension: $12.00 per month, # 559342 (certificate # found online)

Death: Date unknown

Family Members: None

Doctor: Dr. R. W. McMahan, Surgeon

Occupation: Laborer

Notes: John D. McFarland, his friend, was to be notified in case of his death and receive his last effects.  William was discharged in 1895 for being absent without leave, but they recorded the wrong infantry number in the report, so it may have been a mix-up.

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