and the Civil War
On 11 May 1861 S.Walter Reynolds enlisted in Co. H 22nd Ill Vol. Infantry. While acting as Hospital Steward at Evansville, IN, he was discharged from the Vol. service and enlisted as Hospital Steward, USA and ordered to duty in the Surgeon General's office in Washington DC. He served 3 yrs in IL, MO, KY, TN, MS. He was discharged 16 March 1864 to accept a comission as Second Lieutenant in the 4th US Colored Infantry, was promoted to 1st lieutenant, made Captain US Volunteers and served in that capacity until he was mustered out May 1866 at Washington, DC.
He was again appointed Hospital Steward, US Army in 1874. He served in many forts and military stations all over the country and was retired for 30 years service August 1894.
In 1898, Capt. Samuel was asked to take a position in the General hospitals and was ordered to VA, GA and finally San Francisco. He was relieved from duty and ordered home August 1901.
This information is from the Captain's card file that he created when he was the historian for the Reynolds Family Association.