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Richard E. Hinely enlisted May 13, 1862 at Savannah with Capt. Banks. Pvt. Hinely was with the 21st Battalion, Georgia Cavalry, Co. B until, through consolidation of units, he was transferred to Co. E, 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry.

Pvt. Hinely was present on roll calls until August 1864 when he was sick in Jackson Hospital with chronic diarrhoea - returned to duty September 19th. He had received a clothing issue on the 9th of September and received another in the late fall of 1864.

On December 30, 1864, Pvt. Hinely was captured in Effingham County, Ga. He was released June 28, 1865. His description: residence, Effingham County; complexion, fair; hair, black; eyes, hazel; height, 6 ft 0 inches.

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