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Edward Dukes of Liberty County, Ga. enlisted 1862 in Hardwick Mounted Rifles at Genesis Point, Bryan County, Ga. He was assigned to Co. B when the unit split into 2 companies due to size.

Pvt. Dukes, on February 13, 1864 was transferred to Co. H, 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry.

He left command early December 1864, along with 200 others to get fresh mounts. Fighting unmounted in defense of Savannah, Charleston and other areas, he was not back with command when they surrendered.

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