Henry D. Payne Memoir

Henry D. Payne Memoir

Collection Number: 
174
Collection Length: 
0.25ft
Geographic Coverage: 
Watertown, NY; Maryland; Virginia
Finding Aid: 

Dr. Henry D. Payne was born in Deapuville, New York, July 15, 1837. Dr. Payne served as a lieutenant in the Tenth New York Heavy Artillery during the Civil War and received an honorable discharge. Following his military service, Payne secured an apprenticeship with a local dentist in Watertown, later establishing his own successful practice.
Dr. Payne died in 1916.

This collection consists of an unpublished memoir written by Dr. Henry Payne shortly before his death describing various situations and experiences in the Civil War, entitled "The Trail of One of the Damned Yanks". Also included with the bound manuscriptis a small photograph from a post card of a man on horseback, and a map of Bermuda Hundred, one of the battles Dr. Payne took part in.