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Zebulon Payne (June 18, 1812 - February 28, 1886) served as a private in Company E, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Zebulon Payne was born June 18, 1812 in Wilkes County, North Carolina to George and Elizabeth (Armfield) Payne. He married Charity Lipps (1815-1904) with whom he had at least nine children.

Civil War service

Payne enlisted in as a private in Company E on September 24, 1863 in Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in February 27, 1864 in Nashville, Tennessee. Three of his sons also served in Company E.

At enlistment he was "44 years old", 5'10" tall, light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair, and by occupation a farmer in Wilkes County, North Carolina.[1]

He is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service. Payne was discharged July 15, 1865 at Knoxville due to chronic rheumatism.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville, it was recorded that he had last been paid to August 31, 1864, was owed $43.38 from the government for clothing, had received a bounty of $25, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Payne applied for an invalid's pension on January 28, 1874. His wife applied for a widow's pension on May 3, 1886.

He died February 28, 1886 in Johnson County, Tennessee and is buried at Payne Cemetery in Forge Creek, Tennessee.


  1. He and two of his three sons lied about their ages when they enlisted.

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