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Albert B. Wills (March 16, 1840 - March 16, 1908) served as a sergeant in Company D, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Albert Wills was born March 16, 1840 in Johnson County, Tennessee to John and Mary (Neal) Wills. He married first Margaret Wagner (1853-1875) with whom he had one child. He married second Mary Ann Mitchell (1854-1895) with whom he had at least two children.

Civil War service

Wills enlisted as a private in Company D on September 24, 1863 in Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed duty sergeant October 1, 1863 by order of Colonel Miller.

He is described as 23 years old, 6' 4" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Wills is listed as present for duty until February 17, 1864 when he was left sick at General Hospital in Nashville. He returned to the regiment by May 1, 1864 and was again left sick at Gallatin, Tennessee on August 4, 1864 and admitted to Asylum General Hospital in Knoxville on March 24, 1865. Wills was discharged by order of the War Department on June 2, 1865.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville, it is recorded that he had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $51.15 to the government for clothing in kind or money advanced, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Wills applied for an invalid's pension on August 11, 1871. He died March 16, 1908 in Johnson County and is buried at Phillipi Cemetery in Mountain City, Tennessee.

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