SWANSON, SIMEON, Color Corporal, Company E, 44th North Carolina Infantry. Born in Franklin County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Franklin County at age 20, February 13, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Color Corporal in March-October, 1863. Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC. Hospitalized at Washington on December 15, 1863, with “variola” and died on January 12, 1864. [NCT 10:490-91]
CORPL E 44TH NC INF
DATE OF DEATH: 01/12/1864
BURIED AT: SECTION CONFE SITE 124
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