CS Peyton, Henry E

Henry E. Peyton


Around 1834

Birthplace: Amherst County, Virginia

Mary Elizabeth Braden 1836 – 1878
(Buried: Catoctin Free Church Cemetery, Paeonian Springs, Virginia)​

Married: May 12, 1859 in Loudoun County, Virginia


Henry Braden Peyton 1860 – 1860​
Winston Beauregard Peyton 1862 –​
Cabell Yelverton Peyton 1878 – 1950​
(Buried: Saint Johns Episcopal Church, Kingsville, Maryland)​


1852 – 1853: Attended Randolph Macon College

Civil War Career:

1861: Volunteer Aide to Beauregard First Battle of Bull Run Virginia​
1861 – 1862: Volunteer Aide on General Beauregard’s Staff​
1862: Major and Assistant Adjutant on Beauregard’s Staff​
1862 – 1864: Major Assistant Adjutant Inspector Gen. Lee’s Staff​
1864 – 1865: Lt. Colonel Assistant Adjutant Inspector on Lee’s Staff​

Occupation after War:

1865: Went west​
Secretary of Texas State Democratic Committee​
Lived in Baltimore, Maryland, and possibly Northern Virginia​
Lived in Saint Louis, Missouri, Homeless and penniless​

Died: September 14, 1900

Place of Death: Saint Louis, Missouri

Buried: Unmarked Pauper’s Grave, Saint Louis, Missouri
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Feb 19, 2011
Any information anyone could provide on Peyton would be nice because there is very little known about him*

A little detective work ...

As for his early war services, he initially had enlisted as Private in the Loudoun Cavalry (Mead's Company) which would eventually become Company K of the 6th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. However at that point he wasn´t with the unit anymore as he had become a member of Beauregard's staff during the first day of Manassas. The various Loudoun units were assigned to the 5th Brigade under Philip St.G. Cocke. One account said that he offered Beauregard his horse after Beauregard's horse had been killed (apparently he lost several during the battle). Beauregard himself just said, in his official report, that he received "such signal service" from Peyton that he took him on his staff.

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