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Object Name REMINISCENCE
Catalog Number 1997.019.00037
Date [1910]
Scope & Content Search For My Missing Husband

Physical Appearance: [1910] - "Search For My Missing Husband," Mary P. Payne [Mrs. William Henry Fitzhugh Payne] - Typescript reminiscence of her trip from Danville to Williamsburg, via Warrenton and Alexandria, to find her husband, Major [at the time] Payne, who had been seriously wounded in the fighting near Williamsburg in May 1862. 4 pp.
Creator Payne, Mary P.\Writer --Payne, C. Bland\Transcriber
Archival History Note at the beginning from the transcriber, C. Bland Payne, one of William H. F. Payne's sons: "This story of the search of Mrs. William H. Payne for her wounded husband, General [sic, Major at the time] William H. Payne, -- a search made a short time before the birth of her son John, was told by her in Warrenton in the summer of 1910, in her 80th year, for her little grandson, Eppa Hunton IV, that he might remember his grandfather's valor. It also evidences his grandmother's devotion to her husband . . . her splendid courage, heroism, and endurance."
People Payne, William Henry Fitzhugh
Payne, Mary P. [Mrs. William Henry Fitzhugh]
Subjects Searching
Missing persons
Soldiers
Women
Husbands
Wives