Lot 27: Samuel Allen Swanson, 38th Virginia Infantry, Confederate, 2nd Lieutenant Company D
December 3, 2016
St. Louis, MO, USALive Auction
Samuel Allen Swanson, 38th Virginia Infantry, Confederate, 2nd Lieutenant Company D
(Whitmell Guards). Letter dated December 16, 1861.
Lieutenant Swanson served from May 1 - 31, 1862, then killed in action while fighting on the Chickahominy River.
Historical Notes: The Virginia 38th Infantry Regiment was organized in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, in June, 1861. It served under the command of Generals Early, Garland, Armistead, Barton and Steuart.