Source of Military Record: Elaine Hendricks
Battle Timelines: Barbara Prestridge Till
Samuel enlisted in the Civil War at Notasulga, Macon County, Alabama in March of 1863 as a private in Company A, 13th Alabama Regiment, serving until discharged at the war’s end April 1865.
If memory serves me correctly, Samuel W. was hospitalized in Virginia.
Two of his brothers enlisted on May 5, 1862:
1. Allen David Till, 1st Battalion Hilliard's Legion. Alabama Volunteers, Company D, Private, died July 20, 1862. He was approximately 27 years old with a wife and two very young children.
2. James H. Till, 1st Battalion Hilliard's Legion. Alabama Volunteers, Company D, Private, died July 22, 1862. He was near Allen's age, if not his twin, and also had a wife and two very young children.
3. Daniel Green Till, Samuel's youngest brother, enlisted May 1862, 1st Battalion Hilliard's Legion. Alabama Volunteers, Company D, Private and 17th Alabama Infantry, Company B. He, like Samuel W., survived the war.
3 May 1863 - Fredericksburg II aka Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg, Virginia, witness, suffered lightly
30 Apr - 6 May 1863 - Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, led by Lt. Col. Birkett Davenport Fry, lost half of 460 men Casualties from Montgomery Weekly Advertiser, May 14, 1863
1 July - 3 July 1863- Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, heavily mutilated
8 July 1863 - Boonsborough, Washington County, Maryland, part of Archer's Brigade under Brig. Gen. Alfred Holt Colquitt of Georgia, lost lightly
5 May - 7 May 1864 - Wilderness aka Combats at Parker's Store, Craig's Meeting House, Todd's Tavern, Brock Road, the Furnaces - Spotsylvania County, Virginia, actively participated, comparatively heavy loss
15 Jun - 18 Jun 1864 - Petersburg II, Virginia, took part in operations, now in the brigade of Gen. Sanders of Greene - the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Fourteenth Alabama regiments - subsequently commanded by Gen. W. H. Forney of Calhoun
Winter 1863-64 - The Thirteenth retired to Virginia where it passed the winter of 1863-64 in camp.
9 Apr 1865 - Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, under Col. James Aiken, about 100 men surrendered. Of the 1245 on its rolls, about 150 were killed in battle or died of wounds, 275 died of disease, 64 were transferred, and 202 were discharged