AuthorSwaim, David G., d. 1897.
TitleDavid G. Swaim letters, 1861-1874 [microform].
Description2 rolls of microfilm.
Summary NoteSummary: Consists of two bound letterbooks, the first 1861-1874, and the second 1865-1870.
Reproduct. NoteMicrofilm. Cleveland, Ohio : Western Reserve Historical Society, 2000. 2 microfilm reels : positive and negative ; 35 mm.
Historical NoteDavid G. Swaim was a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War, serving as assistant adjutant general and chief of the secret service during the Chickamauga Campaign under Brigadier General James A. Garfield. He reentered the army in 1867 as a second lieutenant, serving as acting judge advocate for the fourth military district in Vicksburg, Miss. From 1868-1869, he supervised the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. As a Major, he presided as judge advocate at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was appointed Judge Advocate General of the United States Army in 1880, holding this position until 1895. Swaim maintained a close personal friendship with Garfield and was at his side in 1881 at the President's death.
Cum. Index NoteFinding aids: Register available in the library.
SubjectsCourts-martial and courts of inquiry -- United States.
Credit Mobilier of America.
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Salish Indians.
Swaim, David G., d. 1897.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army. Judge Advocate General's Dept.
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
Other AuthorsGarfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881.
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: MS. 3263 Microfilm Cabinet 54 Drawer 8
mq132929: Positive microfilm, microform room [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
[Record 73336]