Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Lieutenant Colonel Wager Swayne (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 4, 1862, at Corinth, Mississippi. His citation reads:
Conspicuous gallantry in restoring order at a critical moment and leading his regiment in a charge.
Seaman Benjamin Swearer (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 29, 1861, on board the U.S.S. Pawnee. His citation reads:
Embarked in a surfboat from the U.S.S. Pawnee during action against Fort Clark, off Baltimore Inlet, 29 August 1861. Taking part in a mission to land troops and to remain inshore and provide protection, Swearer rendered gallant service throughout the action and had the honor of being the first man to raise the flag on the captured fort.
Private Joseph S. G. Sweatt (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 15, 1863, at Carrsville, Virginia. His citation reads:
When ordered to retreat this soldier turned and rushed back to the front, in the face of heavy fire of the enemy, in an endeavor to rescue his wounded comrades, remaining by them until overpowered and taken prisoner.
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Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.
Perfect submission, perfect delight!
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
Perfect submission, all is at rest!
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.
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