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James Henry Payne (born abt 1845) served as a corporal in Company A, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

James Payne was born about 1845 in Chester County, South Carolina to James and Tirzah (McElhaney) Payne.

Civil War service

Payne enlisted as a private in Company A on September 22, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on October 1, 1863 by order of Colonel Miller.[1]

He is described as 19 years old, 5' 8" tall, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Payne is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived.

Payne mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, was owed $2.85 from the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

No further records of Payne's life after the war have been located. His date and place of death and grave have not been located.


  1. His discharge record states that he was appointed corporal on December 21, 1863. The company descriptive book gives Payne's date of appointment as September 22, 1863.