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17272  Lt. Charles W. Swasey, USN, KIA  CDV of
the officer in uniform, seated next to a table
holding his hat.  Signed on the front in pencil.  No
backmark.  During an engagement with
Confederate forces near Donaldson, Louisiana, he
was wounded by the first shot and then hit with
another.  He died later that day.  His last words
were reportedly “Tell my mother I tried to be a
good man.” $175