Saturday, February 1, 2014

Frederic Swoyer, 7th., Kansas Cavalry.

Capt Frederic Swoyer.

Birth: Dec. 4, 1833, Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Jan. 4, 1863, Summersville, Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Wife: Sarah M Swoyer (____ - 1870).

Children: Jacob Swoyer (____ - 1861).

Burial: Newville Cemetery, Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Captain Frederic Swoyer was a man of great physical courage, but exceedingly reckless. In the winter of 1861-'62 he did a little steeple chasing down Delaware street, in Leavenworth, and while putting his horse over a sleigh loaded with cord wood, sanding across the street, the animal fell and broke the Captain's leg. He limped through the rest of his life. His death was the result of his recklessness, but he was brave and patriotic and did splendid service while he lived.
( Killed in action January 3, 1863, at Somerville, Tennessee.) 

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