Pvt. Tow was granted a leave of absence in April with the understanding that he rejoin the company on the march headed to Northern Virginia. He was listed as present through October. In December he was captured in Savannah which indicates that he was one of 200 men who had gone back to Georgia to aquire horses.
The date is not shown on the record when he took the Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. His description upon release follows: complexion, florid; hair, brown; eyes, blue; height, 5 ft. 8 inches; age, 46; occupation, butcher.