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    Two Post-War Images of 4th Virginia Cavalry Luminaries. The first is a photograph of Brigadier General William Henry Fitzhugh Payne (1830 - 1904), overall 4.25" x 6" with mount, ca. 1900. Payne is wearing a civilian suit with a broad-rimmed hat. The matt is embossed by the Davis Gallery of Richmond, Virginia. A verso inscription simply reads "Gen. Payne CSA". General Payne's association with the 4th Virginia Cavalry began modestly as a captain in 1861 and ended with his becoming a brigadier under Jubal Early in 1864. Payne's service was marked by multiple wounds and captures. This picture's mat is somewhat chipped and moderately stained; however, the photographic print remains in excellent condition. The second image is a cabinet card showing his brother A. D. Payne and carries the backmark of J. A. Benjamin, Warrenton, Virginia, ca.1880s. The back of the image is also inscribed, and possibly autographed, "A. D. Payne" in pencil. The former Confederate stands to profile in a civilian suit. Payne, an attorney by profession, was a captain in the 4th Virginia's Black Horse Troop. Light soiling, very good condition. Payne's company was highly regarded by General Jackson and often served to relay messages to General Lee.

    Provenance: The Payne Estate; The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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