Asslett Swinson was born in 1827 probably in Norway.
Asher immigrated to America and was probably working as a farmer and living in White River, Greenwood Township, Oceana County, Michigan by 1860.
He was 34 years old and possibly living in White River, Muskegon or Oceana County when he enlisted in Company H on April 28, 1861. (Company H, formerly the “Muskegon Rangers,” was made up largely of men from the vicinity of Muskegon and Newaygo counties.)
He was wounded on May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, and subsequently died from his wounds on June 24 or 25 at Portsmouth, Virginia. Asslett was probably reinterred in Hampton National Cemetery, but mistakenly listed under the name “C. S. Winslow,” section E, row 22, grave 19.