George W. Clifton enlisted in the Hardwick Mounted Rifles, Company A, on October 31, 1863 in Bryan County with Capt. J.L. McAllister.
In early February 1864 the Hardwick Mounted Rifles along with the 21st and 24th cavalry battalions were consolidated to form the 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry. At this time Pvt. Clifton was assigned to Company K of the 7th.
He served the South without missing a day, no sickness nor wounds.
"Captain" George W. Clifton one of Emanuel County’s oldest and best citizens died on the 17th day of March 1892.
Information provided by Jay Clifton