This is incredible information to follow up on. The New York connection isn't as far fetched as you'd think, since another realtive has a strange New York connection with a Civil War Pension.
I'm definitely excited to look into this, but the Source-A-Thon has me a bit distracted until Monday.
Thanks so much for your great research.
I finally had a minute to look into this record. It probably isn't the Georgia soldier, but it was certainly worth checking. Thanks for giving me this information!