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Williamson Taylor Hill (June 14, 1847 - March 25, 1901) served as a corporal in Company B, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Taylor Hill was born June 14, 1847 in McMinn County, Tennessee to Charles and Elizabeth (Stephenson) Hill. He married first Ella DeLap (1829-1889) with whom he had two children.[1] He married second Susan "Jennie" Blair (1868-1950) with whom he had two children.[2]

Civil War service

Hill enlisted as a private in Company B on September 23, 1863 in Knoxville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in February 24, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on July 1, 1865.

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 6" tall, fair complexion, gray eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Hill is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived. In June 1864 he was assigned extra duty as a herder.

Hill mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to June 1864, owed $27.60 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Hill applied for an invalid's pension on February 25, 1879. He died March 25, 1901 in Hampton, Tennessee and is buried at Old Village Cemetery in Norris City, Illinois. His wife applied for a widow's pension on May 17, 1902.


  1. 1880 U.S. Census, Bear Creek Precinct, Gallatin County, Illinois.
  2. 1900 U.S. Census, Omaha Township, Gallatin County, Illinois.

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