I have two Oswalt's I am interested in in the 9th Battalion Georgia Artillery Company C known as the Columbus Rebels. My Name is Barry Colbaugh and I have been researching the 9th and found some things. Searching the NPS National Sailors/Soldiers records I found John Lowalt which I believe is a mistake in the soldiers records of Georgia.There is also a James Oswalt but his names is incorrectly listed in "Columbus, Geo., from Its Selection as a "trading Town" in 1827, to Its Partial Destruction by Wilson's Raid, in 1865 : History - Incident - Personality" James is listed as James Oswall on page 152 and Joseph is listed on page 173.
I have a J Oswalt buried at Magnolia Cemetery Mobile County Confederate Section. Of Course there is know way to know if this is James or John but by the date of Death I believe this is James. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71184462http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71184462
I have some more Oswalt's I will share from the Columbus Enquirer I thought I would pass along.
Columbus Daily Enquirer-Sun, May 27, 1882 -- page 3 Alabama News John Edwards Colored, was a few days since turned over to the custody of Sheriff Thompson for an assualt with intent to kill a young man named Adams, on the Capers Oswalt place. Adams was plowing a field when Edwards came up to the fence and attempted to shoot him, bursting two caps, but the gun failed to fire.
Columbus Enquirer, Jul. 9, 1850 -- page 1A list of letters at the Post Office July 1850
In TusKegee, January 24th, Were married Mr. Joel Oswalt, of Macon County, and Miss Callie Kelton of Tuskegee. Columbus Daily Enquirer-Sun, Feb. 1, 1878 -- page 3\
Thank you for any information you can share. email@example.com Barry Colbaugh