Enlisted 20 May 1861 in Paris, Tenn.  Involved in numerous skirmishes, including Shiloh, prior to the Battle of Perryville, KY where he lost his left hand at the wrist.  He was discharged from service on or about 8 Oct 1862.  Later, he became a successful businessman in his community and was elected Sergeant at Arms for the 1896 Paris chapter of the UCV.  Sgt. Swor died in June of 1920.