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Mathew Patrick enlisted December 4, 1864 in Bryan County with Capt. J.L. McAllister. Pvt. Patrick was with the Hardwick Mounted Rifles, Co. B until, through consolidation of units, he was transferred to Co. H, 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry.

Mathew was absent 3 days in April '64. The May/June roll showed him sick in Jackson Hospital at Richmond. He was moved to Danville Hospital June 3rd and diagnosed as erysipelas (acute feverish infectious disease, causing deep red inflamation). Pvt. Patrick returned to duty June 21st and was back in the hospital June 30th. He died July 6, 1864 with acute diarrhoea.

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