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John W. Boston enlisted October 8, 1861 at Savannah with Lt. Col. Rockwell. John served with the 21st Battalion, Georgia Cavalry, Co. C. The 21st and two other units were consolidated to form the 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry putting Pvt. Boston in Company B of the 7th.

He was captured June 11, 1864 near Trevillian Station. He was first imprisoned June 20th at Fortress Monroe and transferred to Elmira Prison, N.Y. July 25, 1864.

Pvt. John W. Boston was transferred for exchange October 11, 1964 and was exchanged October 29th.

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