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CMOHS.org - First Lieutenant PAYNE, THOMAS H. L., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

PAYNE, THOMAS H. L.

Rank: First Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company E
Division: 37th Illinois Infantry
Born: 5 October 1840, Boston, Mass.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Mendota, La Salle County, Ill.
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Place / Date: At Fort Blakely, Ala., 9 April 1865
 
 


PAYNE, THOMAS H. L. Photo
 
Citation

While acting regimental quartermaster, learning of an expected assault, requested assignment to a company that had no commissioned officers present; was so assigned, and was one of the first to lead his men into the enemy's works.