Micajah shows in the 1883 Pension list (Volume 3, Page 745, 15 names from
the bottom of the page). You can find these books on my census page:
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There is also a Micajah Payton who shows in Volume 3 of the Illinois rosters
on page 702. You can find these on my military page:
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Absolom could be in the pensions too. I didn't look. Good luck with your
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[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jeanne Surber
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2009 7:29 PM
Subject: [IA-CIVIL-WAR] Micajah and Absolom Payton
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Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2009 12:54 PM
I would love to learn more about absalom peyton and his brother micajah
peyton (payton?) Who served at the same time. I am pretty clueless where to
begin. I know absalom was held as a pow for some time as distant relations
have a letter he wrote home. Any help or clues would be very welcomed.
I subscribe to one of the Civil War data bases and found both the Payton
"boys" but the name was spelled as "Paton." The first names were not
"Micaiah Paton" was listed as "Missing" at Shiloh on 4/6/62. But then
promoted to Corporal in 1864 so he must have found his way back to his unit.
The record says that Micajah was born in Indiana. He was 22 when he enlisted
on 10/12/1861. He mustered into H company of the 14th Iowa Infantry on
11/6/1861. He had been living in Lucas County, Iowa.
Absolom also enlisted on 10/12/1861. He was 25 years old and living in
Buchanan County. Born in Iowa. He mustered into H company of the 14th Iowa
Inf. same day as Micajah -- 11/6/1861.
This data base does not say he was a POW. As I'm sure you've found, not all
Civil War records are complete. Since you have the letter from him, that's
The 14th Iowa took heavy losses at Shiloh on April 6 and 7, 1862: 8 killed,
38 wounded, 50 taken prisoner, 184 missing.
My source is:
- Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion
(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
Hope this is of some help.
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