|Name||Payne, William Henry Fitzhugh|
|Birthplace||Fauqier County, Virginia|
|Father||Arthur Alexander Morson Payne|
|Mother||Mary Conway Mason|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Education||Virginia Military Institute|
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William H. Payne, Class of 1849
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William Henry Fitzhugh Payne, born January 27, 1830, Fauquier Co., Virginia; Parents: Arthur Alexander Morson Payne and Mary Conway Mason Fitzhugh.
Enrolled at VMI on August 12, 1846; he was a cadet for only one year; declared an honorary graduate by the Board of Visitors in 1873.
In 1852, Mary Elizabeth Winston Payne (cousin); they had 10 children; a son Harry F., attended VMI as a member of the class of 1877.
Studied law at the University of Virginia; began law practice in Warrenton, Virginia in 1851; Commonwealth's Attorney of Fauquier Co.
Capt., Black Horse Cavalry; Major, 4th Virginia Cavalry; commanded regiment at Williamsburg, where he was severely wounded and captured; exchanged and returned to duty as Lt. Col., 2d North Carolina Cavalry; led 2d NC at Chancellorsville; captured during Stuart's Pennsylvania raid and imprisoned at Johnson's Island; exchanged and appointed Brigadier General November 1864; served in Valley under Early; during final operations around Richmond commanded brigade under Munford.
Resumed law practice; general counsel for the Southern Railway Co.; died March 29, 1904 in Washington, DC.
|Spouse||Mary Elizabeth Winston Payne|