Military Service in Civil War
The Civil War was one of those nasty conflicts. Here are a few bits and pieces of the family history that involves the Swarthout family.
George B. Swarthout, Captain of Company H, 8th Missouri, was killed gallantly fighting far in advance.
p. 233 General Wallace's Final Attack -
Swarthout, Benjamin - Age 24 years. Enlisted, August 8, 1862, at Lodi, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. C, August 22, 1862; surrendered, September 15, 1862, and paroled, September 16, 1862, at Harper's Ferry, Va.; wounded in action, July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; discharged, February 9, 1864, for promotion to captain, Second Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops.
p1003 One Hundered and Twenty-Sixth Infantry.
National history of the war for the union, civil, military and naval. Founded on official and other authentic documents. By Evert Augustus Duyckinck (1816-1878). Illus. from original paintings by Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast, Johnson, Fry and company, New York, 1861.
Swartout, Joseph - Age 25 years. Enlisted August 12, 1862 at Maryland to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 23, 1862; mustered out with company, June 25, 1865, near Hall's Hill, Va.
Swartwout, Leander - Age 20 years. Enlisted July 22 1862 at Fairfield, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co. C, August 23, 1862; discharged for disability, February 25, 1863; also borne as Swarthout and Swartout.
121st Infantry - p 181 Annual report of the Adjutant-General ... Registers of New York regiments in the war of the rebellion New York (State) Adjutant-General's Office, State printers, Albany, 1894
Fifth Illinois Regiment was organized at Quincy, and mustered into the service August 20, 1861. The original roster was as follows:
Colonel, Moses M. Bane; Lieutenant-Colonel, William Swarthout; Major, George W. Randall; Adjutant, Thomas J. Brown; Quartermaster, William Keal; Surgeon, Henry W. Kendall; 1st Assistant Surgeon, Garner H. Bane.
p. 233 - The loyal people of the North-west, a record of prominent persons, places and events, during eight years of unparalleled American history. By Stella S. Coatsworth
Swarthout, N.O., enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and Forty-Eight Regiment, August 28, 1862
Swarthout, James P., enlisted in Company H. One Hundred and Second Regiment, January 14, 1862
Swarthout, J.V., enlisted in the One Hundredth Regiment in 1861; died in hospital.
Swarthout, Benjamin, Captain, enlisted in Company C, One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Regiment, August 8, 1862; discharged July 19, 1865
Swarthout, Geo. H., enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Forty-Eight Regiment, August 28, 1862; died at Camp Lee, near Richmond.
Gleaned from the pages of History of Seneca County, New York Everts, Ensign & Everts, 1876, Philadelphia