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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 24 2 Browse Search
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nt, and the army advanced to the vicinity of Woodstock, preceded by Payne's cavalry brigade, which halted at Pugh's run while Rosser marched Early continued his advance on the 13th, with Gordon, preceded by Payne's cavalry, in the lead, and reached Hupp's hill, beyond Strasburg, e North Fork of the Shenandoah at Bowman's ford, with a squadron of Payne's cavalry in advance, to capture the enemy's picket and turn his lekable precision, the three prearranged simultaneous attacks began. Payne's cavalry dashed across the river, in front of Gordon, and capturedrching again at 6 a. m. of the 11th, Pegram in advance, preceded by Payne's brigade of cavalry, Early drove the enemy's pickets from Middletossing over from the middle road, struck the Federals in flank, with Payne's brigade in front, followed by Morgan's, just as they were saddlin. On the 22d, Wharton marched back to near Staunton, as did also Payne's and Wickham's brigades. On the 23d, two brigades of Wharton's di
had a camp of observation near the White Sulphur Springs and picketed at Lewisburg. Lomax had his headquarters at Millboro, on the Virginia Central railroad, and Payne's brigade was encamped near Lexington. Such was the disposition, in widely scattered camps of a few cavalrymen at each place, many miles from headquarters, with nations, thus preventing its occupation; while Rosser's brigade, composed of the Eleventh, Twelfth and Seventh Virginia cavalry regiments and the Eighth Virginia of Payne's brigade, moved farther to the right and attacked the northern side of the camp. The attack was a complete surprise and success. After caring for his prisoner Carter, left the vicinity of Waynesboro and went to Richmond. On the 7th snow fell to the depth of eight inches, interrupting railway communication. On the 8th, Payne's brigade received orders to cross the Blue ridge, from Lexington, where it had gone into camp. There was sadness at headquarters on hearing of the defeat of the
lieutenant-colonel. Third Infantry regiment State Line: Breckenridge, P. G., major; Clarkson, John N., colonel; Swann, Thomas B., lieutenant-colonel. Fourth Heavy Artillery regiment (ordered known as Thirty-fourth Virginia Infantry): Bagby, John R., major; goode, John Thomas, colonel; Harrison, Randolph, lieutenant-colonel; Leigh, J. Wickham, major. Fourth Cavalry regiment: Hobson, Alexander M., major; Lee, Stephen D., colonel (temporarily); Old, Charles, major, lieutenant-colonel; Payne, William H., major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Randolph, Robert, major, lieutenant-colonel; Robertson, Beverly H., colonel; Utterback, Robert E., major; Wickham, Williams C., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Wooldridge, William B., major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel. Fourth Infantry battalion: Tyler, Nat, lieutenant-colonel. Fourth Infantry battalion Local Defense Troops (Naval battalion): Curlin, Martin W., major; Minor, R. D., major. Fourth battalion Reserves: Godwin, D. E., major.
h appreciative reference to his ability and courage in the official report of General Lee. At the time of his death he was thirty-five years of age. His remains now lie within a few feet of his chief in Lexington cemetery. Brigadier-General William Henry Fitzhugh Payne Brigadier-General William Henry Fitzhugh Payne, a distinguished cavalry commander of the army of Northern Virginia, was born at Clifton, the homestead of his family in Virginia, January 27, 1830. His family, prominently asBrigadier-General William Henry Fitzhugh Payne, a distinguished cavalry commander of the army of Northern Virginia, was born at Clifton, the homestead of his family in Virginia, January 27, 1830. His family, prominently associated with the history of the Old Dominion, was founded in America by John Payne, who with his brother William came to the colony in 1620. Fourth in descent from John Payne was Capt. William Payne, who was born in 1755 at Wakefield, Westmoreland county, the birthplace of George Washington. He did an extensive business as a merchant at Falmouth and Fredericksburg, served three years in the Continental army, including the battles of Guilford Court House and Yorktown, and died at Clifton in 18