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1st Alabama Infantry (CSA)
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Name: Samuel P RainwaterRank: Private Company: D

Samuel P. Rainwater was born in 1844 in Georgia. He was son to Allen Terry Rainwater and Nancy Lambert. His brother was John Daniel Rainwater who also served in the 1st Alabama Infantry. Samuel P Rainwater was a Private in D Company, 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment. He enlisted, at the age of 17, on April 1, 1861. He first served in Company G, Perote Guards, along with his brother John Daniel Rainwater. Samuel was later transferred to company D. Samuel fought at the battle of Island No. 10. He was captured on April 8, 1862 when Confederate forces surrendered at the battle of Island No. 10. He was moved to the Camp Douglas prisoner of war camp in Chicago, IL. He died in captivity on September 3, 1862. He, along with approximately 6,000 other confederate soldiers, were buried at Oak Woods cemetery, Chicago, IL. Samuel P Rainwater, D, 1 Ala is identified on a bronze marker at the base of the Confederate mound monument at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago IL.

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