of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1825, Baltimore, Md. Accredited
To: Maryland. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863.
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.
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