William Wesley Payton

Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861

Born 16 September 1840

Died 08 February 1909

Buried IOOF Cemetery, Blackford/Jay County Indiana


Private Payton was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863. In the fall of 1864 he was transferred to the 20th Indiana Infantry as a Commissary Sergeant and would muster out on October 19th of that year.


He filed for a pension in October of 1877