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 Posted: Wed Mar 17th, 2010 10:47 pm
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Is a tale about another person that served late in the war with Nelson's Rangers...

Horace CLAPP served with this unit until the end of
September, 1863. On October 1, 1863, CLAPP mustered into Captain Thomas M.
NELSON'S Independent Company, Georgia Cavalry (also known as Nelson's
Rangers). Captain NELSON was from Dougherty County, Georgia and initially
enlisted on April 28, 1861 into Company E, of the 4th Georgia Volunteer
Infantry, from which he later resigned, and then formed his cavalry unit on May
14, 1862. The unit later became Captain George G. RAGLAND'S company, and
served as personal escort for General Stephen Dill LEE. CLAPP served with this
unit for the remainder of the war, and was surrendered at Greensboro, North
Carolina on April 26, 1865. Today, it would be considered, that he had a rich
and colorful military career…especially after having served during the entire
war, and in 3 classes of the military; the infantry, artillery and cavalry…and
because we have a nearly complete military history for a Confederate Private.

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