Swift, R.K.

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Captain R.K. Swift Soundex Code S130

The Illinois State Militia has on its list for 1846 to 1853, Captain R.K. Swift who commanded an artillery unit named the Chicago Hussars and Light Artillery Battery. It is noted that he helped to finance and equip the unit, which he presented to the state government for service. It was also known as the Swift’s Artillery Company. This unit is later called the Chicago Light Artillery by 1860.