The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to:

Harlan J. Swift
Buried: Cuba, NY

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Organization: Company H, 2nd New York Militia Regiment
Place: At Petersburg, Virginia
Date: 30 July 1864
Entered service at: Buffalo, New York
Born: 2 October 1843 at New Hudson, NY
Died: 6 October 1910

Citation: Having advanced with his regiment and captured the enemy's line, he saw four of the enemy retiring toward their second line of works. He advanced upon them alone, compelled their surrender and regained his regiment with four prisoners.