W. Thornton enlisted September 22, 1862 in Waynesville with Capt. Hopkins. Then Cpl. Thornton served in Co. A, 24th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry until, through consolidation of units, he was transferred to Co. G, 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry as Private.
Pvt. Thornton's records show that he was present at all roll calls through October 1864.
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