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John C. Norris enlisted May 8, 1862 in Augusta with Capt. Russell. Pvt. Norris was in Co. A, 21st Battalion, Georgia Cavalry until, through consolidation of units, he was transferred to Co. A, 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry.

He was present on roll calls until June 11, 1864 when he was captured during the Battle of Trevillian Station, Va. Norris was sent to Fortress Monroe June 20th and on July 25, '64 transferred to Elmira Prison, N.Y.

Pvt. John C. Norris died January 6, 1865 at Elmira with chronic diarrhoea and was buried in grave # 1274.

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