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BG William Henry Fitzhugh Payne

BG William Henry Fitzhugh Payne

Birth
Clifton, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Death 29 Mar 1904 (aged 74)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 11047 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was a lawyer in practice when he enlisted in the Confederate Army and was commissioned a Major in the 4th Virginia Cavalry. In actions at Williamsburg, he was severely wounded, captured, prisoner exchanged and returned to duty as Lieutenat Colonel of the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry, He led the 2nd North Carolina at Chancellorsville, was captured again and imprisoned at Johnson's Island. After being exchanged, he was appointed Brigadier General in November 1864 and served in final operations around Richmond, Virginia. After the war, he resumed law practice as the general counsel for the Southern Railway Company. He died in Washington D.C.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 16 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11047
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for BG William Henry Fitzhugh Payne (27 Jan 1830–29 Mar 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11047, citing Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .