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Nicholas (Nick) Boddie enlisted May 8, 1862 in Augusta with Capt. Russell of the 21st Battalion, Georgia Cavalry. Pvt. Boddie was assigned to Company A and served there until through consolidation of units, the 21st became a part of the 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry. Boddie still had a Company A, but now in the 7th.

Records show that Pvt. Boddie was present at roll calls until June 11, 1864 when he was captured during the Battle of Trevillian Station.

Boddie was sent to Fortress Monroe on June 20th and transferred to Elmira Prison in New York on July 25, 1864. He survived the horrible conditions and was released July 7, 1865.

Upon release he was described as his place of residence was Granitville, S.C.; complexion, fair; hair, auburn; eyes, hazel; and he was 6 feet, 0 inches in height.

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