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Paynes Crossing Cemetery,
Ward Township, Hocking County, Ohio
American Civil War Soldier's Story:
Evan Payne
Private Evan Payne
Company C, 5th US Colored Infantry.

Evan Payne enlisted on 22 June 1863 as a Private. His age was reported as 31 years.

Evan Payne was mustered into Company C, 5th US Colored Infantry regiment on 23 July 1863. He served 15 months; 08 June 1864 to 20 Sept 1864.

While Evan Payne was in service, the 5th US Colored Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles that had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • before Petersburg, Va., 15-19 Jun 1864
        The regiment stormed the heights of Petersburg on 15 June 1864
  • siege on Petersburg and Richmond, Va., 16 June to 07 December 1864;
        including the Battle on the Crater [or Mine Explosion] on 30 June 1864
  • Chaffin's Farm or New Market Heights and Fort Harrison, Va., 29 - 30 September 1864
    In the fighting at Chaffin's Farm, Virginia, 29 September 1864, the regiment lost 85 killed and 248 ranks and 9 officers wounded, of the 550 men engaged that day. Sergeants Beatty, Holland, Pimm, and Brunson were awarded medals for gallantry in action by both Congress and General Benjamin F. Butler.
  • expedition to, assault and capture of Fort Fisher_II, North Carolina, 07 - 15 January 1865

    The 5th US Colored Infantry regiment participated in the capture of Wilmington, NC, 12 - 22 February 1865, and General William T. Sherman's Campaign of the Carolinas, 01 March - 26 April 1865, and was present at the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston and the CSA Army of Tennessee on 26 April 1865 at Bennett House near Durham's Station, North Carolina.

    Evan Payne, and the regiment, was mustered out on 20 September 1865 at Carolina City, North Carolina, and discharged at Columbus, Ohio, 05 October 1865.

    Other Information regarding Evan Payne
  • born in 1831 or 1832 in Virginia
  • married Margaret [Mary] F. Norman in1870; one child per 1870 census
  • occupation reported as cooper in 1870 census
  • buried in Paynes Crossing Cemetery, Ward Township, Hocking County, Ohio;
       Lot 01 Grave 06

    Note: Two persons named Evan Payne are reported in the 1870 Hocking County, Ohio, census:
  • Evan S. Payne 43 years of age born in Ohio
  • Evan Payne 38 years of age born in Virginia
    The younger, Virginian born, is taken to be the soldier based on the soldier's age [31] at enlistment in June 1863.

  • Resources for Evan Payne's Story
    Historical Data Systems an online fully searchable database which contains extensive information regarding American Civil War soliders, regiments, and events. HDS is a subscription database [$25 per year] and is indispensible to the development of the 'Soldier's Story'.
    Paynes Cemetery webpage on Points of Interest, Athens Unit, Wayne National Forest, USDA Forest Service website.
    Paynes Crossing webpage on Wayne National Forest portion of USDA Forest Service website.
    The US National Park Service Civil War Soldier System online database; an invaluable / impressive resource comprised of three parts:
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Soldiers Names and Records of Union and Confederate database.
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