4th Corp. James M. Swiney

Swiney, James M.- Pvt. (or J. M. Summey, or J. M. Sweeney) 9/26/1861. Wounded in left side and lung, at Gaines Mill, Va. 6/27/1862. Appointed 4th Corp. July 10, 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. 4/9/1865. (Resident of Ga. since March 1834.)

There is conflict between the pension record and the notation in Henderson's Roster of Georgia Confederate Soldiers, concerning the fact of him surrendering at Appomattox C. H. on April 9th, 1865. His pension records shows no evidence of service after his serious wounding at Gaines Mill, 6/27/1862.

Born in Henry Co. Ga., Mar/1834, married Nancy C. Wright 10/15/1864. Nancy was born in Ga. 1/26/1842. Applied for a CSA pension in 1888. Shot through the left breast, a Minnie ball hitting one inch below the left nipple, breaking a rib, passing through the lung and the ball exiting just under the left arm.

J. H. Jones and W. A. Wright of Co. K signed an affidavit attesting to his service and both stated he only served about one year and was permanently disabled at the battle of Gaines Mill by a gunshot wound to the breast and never served again. A. W. Wright stated he waited on him in the hospital at Richmond.

Pension record states he was at wounded and at home during the surrender of the regiment on 4/9/1865. James died in Fulton Co., Ga, 9/20/1899 and is buried at Clifton Methodist Cemetery, DeKalb Co., Ga. Widow, Nancy C. Swiney, filed pension application in Fulton Co., in 1901. Nancy died in 1/23/1927.

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