720 XTF Search Results (subject=Swaim, David G., -- d. 1897;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default),%20David%20G.,%20--%20d.%201897;subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dsimple;brand%3Ddefault Results for your query: subject=Swaim, David G., -- d. 1897;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Collection of letters, largely personal, written to David G. Swaim from December 16, 1861 to April 29, 1874. Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT David G. Swaim Letters. Swaim, David G. David G. Swaim (d. 1897) was a captain in the Union Army during the American 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. The collection consists of two bound letterbooks, the first 1861-1874, and the second 1865-1870. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT David G. Swaim letters, 1861-1874. Swaim, David G., d. 1897, Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT