Returns from Regular Army Infantry Regiments, 1821-1916

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Returns from Regular Army Infantry Regiments, 1821-1916

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Regular Army Infantry Regiments, 1821-1916


Second Seminole War, 1835-1842


The Returns from the Regular Army Infantry Regiments, 1821-1916 database contains reports on the strength of regular army infantry regiments. Included in these reports are details regarding the total numbers of men present, absent, sick, or on extra daily duty. This page of the Returns from the Regular Army Infantry Regiments contains an entry for Gordon Swift.

Gordon Swift was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1803. Sometime prior to his enlistment in 1837, Swift moved to Marietta, Ohio, where he married Elizabeth Tucker in 1828. Swift worked as a farmer before enlisting in the United States Army out of Utica, New York, at age thirty-four. Swift joined Company F of the 6th Infantry Regiment, which was sent to Florida during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842.) Rose died two days after the Battle of Okeechobee, on December 27, 1837. He is memorialized at St. Augustine National Cemetery in Florida.

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Patsis, Matt
Stoddard, James

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Returns from Regular Army Infantry Regiments, June 1821–December 1916. NARA microfilm publication M665, rolls 1–244, 262-292, 297–300 of 300. Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's–1917, Record Group 94, and Records of United States Regular Army Mobile Units, 1821–1942, Record Group 391. National Archives and Records Administration

External Reference

Byrne, Charles. “The Sixth Regiment of Infantry,” U.S. Army Center of Military History, accessed January 16, 2020,;
“Saint Augustine National Cemetery.” U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, accessed January 17, 2020,;
“U.S. Returns from the Regular Army Infantry Regiments, 1821-1916” Database,, accessed 6 August 2019.



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