William Henry Fitzhugh Payne - Warrenton VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 42.767 W 077° 48.080
18S E 256428 N 4288631
Quick Description: Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. 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.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2020 10:37:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM12Y4Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
He is buried in Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, VA
Description:
From Find A Grave: 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 Lieutenant 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.


Date of birth: 1/27/1830

Date of death: 3/29/1904

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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