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PAYNE, THOMAS

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While acting regimental quartermaster, learning of an expected assault, Payne 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.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Captain) Company E, 37th Illinois Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1865 Boston Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Citation

While acting regimental quartermaster, learning of an expected assault, Payne 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.