Thomas Henry Louis Payne (1840 - 1909)

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Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Thomas Henry Louis Payne

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Thomas Henry Louis Payne, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 9 April 1865, while serving with Company E, 37th Illinois Infantry, in action at Fort Blakely, Alabama. While acting Regimental Quartermaster, learning of an expected assault, First Lieutenant 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.

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 1, 1898

Action Date: April 9, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Company E

Division: 37th Illinois Infantry

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Thomas Payne's Timeline

1840
October 5, 1840
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1871
1871
Age 30
Texas, USA
1872
June, 1872
Age 31
Texas, USA
1872
Age 31
Texas, USA
1875
1875
Age 34
Louisiana, USA
1877
1877
Age 36
Missouri, USA
1879
1879
Age 38
Illinois, USA
1885
March, 1885
Age 44
Pennsylvania, USA
1887
July, 1887
Age 46
Pennsylvania, USA
1909
September 13, 1909
Age 68