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Francis M. Fortson enlisted August 19, 1863 with Capt. Davies at Camp Lee. He served in the 24th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry, Co. B until, through consolidation of units, the 7th Georgia Cavalry was organized, at which time he was assigned to Co. C in the 7th.

In August 1864 he was listed as, sick - in the hospital and as being without a horse since August 1st.

Pvt. F.M. Fortson died November 27, 1864.
On a Register of Claims, Fannie Fortson ?(illegible) applied for his death benefits.

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