372. Christopher Columbus
SWINDLE was born on Feb 22 1843. He died on Dec 21 1921 in Sherman,
TX. Christopher Columbus Swindle had no children with his second wife, Mrs.
N. J. Harris.
In 1862, C. C. Swindle joined the Confederate Army as a private-Co. D 9th Louisiana Regiment. He went to Virginia and transferred to Co. F. 9th Louisiana Regiment under General Robert E. Lee, Sonewall Jackson, Commander. In two battles at Winchester and Front Royal, the battle of Fredericksburg, Chancersville, Anteadum, and Maxey Bridge, battle of Wilderness and Gettysburg. He was shot through the right elbow while on picket duty - captured by Yanks, was exchanged and returned to Lee's Army.
January 30, 1865, he received 30 days prize furlough on returning to the Army. He arrived in Mansfield, Louisiana and learned that the Army's were breaking up, so he returned to Shreveport and received his honorable discharge.
Christopher Columbus Swindle was the brother of Choice B. Swindle's grandfather (Jerome Boneparte Swindle).
He was married to Maria Louise EDENS on Jun 13 1865.
He was married to Mrs. N. J. HARRIS.
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