|Birth||Jan. 30, 1848|
|Death||Jan. 22, 1938|
|Unit||47th Iowa Infantry, Company I|
Private Joseph Sweem
Company I, 47th Iowa Infantry (100 days/1864)
Sweem was born in Shelby County, Ohio on January 30, 1848. He was residing in Mahaska County, Iowa when he enlisted on May 7, 1864. Sweem mustered in the regiment on June 4, 1864 and served until September 28, 1864. He was discharged at Davenport, Iowa.
The 47th Iowa Infantry was organized at Davenport on July 13, 1864. The unit was assigned to duties near Helena, Arkansas. The regiment was mustered out on September 28, 1864.
Sweem died on January 22, 1938 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Bayard Cemetery in Bayard (Morrill County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.