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Daniel C. Clanton enlisted January 31, 1863 in Bryan County with Capt. J.L. McAllister. Pvt. Clanton was with the Hardwick Mounted Rifles, Co. B until, through consolidation of units, he was transferred to Co. H, 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry.

Clanton was absent twice during the March/April muster. He was captured June 11, 1864 during the Battle of Trevillain Station. Pvt. Clanton was sent to Fortress Monroe, Va. June 20th and was transferred to Elmira Prison, N.Y. July 25, 1864.

On January 21, 1865, Pvt. Daniel C. Clanton died of pneumonia. He was buried in grave # 1542 at Elmira.

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