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Wyley Abbott was enlisted in the 24th Battalion, Co. A by Capt. Hopkins on September 22, 1862 at Waynesville, Ga. When the 7th Georgia Cavalry was organized through consolidation of units, he was transferred to the 7th, Co. G, although in the records he has no company designation.

On the April to August Roll, he was listed as absent, in enemy hands, having been captured at Louisa Court House June 11, 1864. He arrived ot Fortress Monroe on June 20th and was transferred to Elmira Prison, NY on July 25th. He was chosen for exchange on October 11, 1864 and arrived in New York (city) on the 14th. Then on October 29 he was exchanged.

There were no more records on Pvt. Abbott until Maj. Gnl. Sam Jones surrendered at Tallahassee, Fla. Then it shows Wyley Abbott being paroled in Thomasville, Ga. on May 16, 1865. His description was given at this time, showing him to be 5' 5", blue eyes, light hair and light complexion.


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